NCAA Hockey: Three Stars of the Week
1 – Charlie Lindgren, St. Cloud State
The Lakeville, Minnesota native was literally unbeatable this past weekend. He posted shutouts in two games against Minnesota State while totaling 54 saves. With a blanking in his first game of the season two weekends ago, the junior has become the first goalie during the St. Cloud State Division I era (1987-to-present) to record three shutouts in three consecutive starts to open the season. In Friday night’s contest against the Mavericks he registered 30 saves in a 4-0 victory. In the series finale Saturday he added 24 more saves without allowing a goal. On the season, he is 3-0-0 with a 1.000 save rate (68 saves and zero goals allowed) and a 0.00 GAA. He now has six career shutouts as a Husky.
2 – Tayler Munson, Alaska
The sophomore from Fairbanks was named the Brice Alaska Goal Rush Most Valuable Player after leading the Nanooks to two wins with a tournament-record six points on four goals and two assists. In Friday night’s 7-2 win against American International he had two goals, an assist, four shots on goal and a +2 rating. In the Saturday night match-up he finished with two goals, an assist on the game-winner, five shots and a +3 rating. With six points already this season, he is more than halfway to his entire freshman total of 11 points (7 goals, 4 assists).
3 – Andrew Gladiuk, Bentley
Gladiuk had a banner weekend for the Falcons as he led them to a home and home sweep of Northeastern. In the away game on Friday night, the senior from White Rock, British Columbia scored all three goals in a 3-2 victory. In the Saturday night home contest, Gladiuk tallied a goal on four shots in the 4-1 win. For the weekend, he totaled four goals, seven shots on goal and a +2 rating. Three of the four goals came on the power play and he is now tied for the national lead in that category. In his career, Gladiuk has 112 points on 59 goals and 53 assists.