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Mark Bedics | | October 18, 2016

Bemidji St. goalie Michael Bitzer highlights Three Stars

NCAA Hockey: Top Five Plays

Let's take a look at three of the most impressive performers in NCAA hockey from the past week.

1. Michael Bitzer, Bemidji State

  Michael Bitzer didn't allow a shot past him all weekend.
The senior netminder posted back-to-back shutouts in a WCHA weekend sweep of Northern Michigan. In the Friday night 2-0 blanking of the Wildcats, he posted 21 saves. In Saturday night’s series finale, he made 21 more saves to record another 2-0 victory. The Moorhead, Minnesota, native now has 12 career shutouts, the most of any active goalie. On the season, he is second in the nation with a 0.50 goals-against average and third in the nation with a .977 save percentage.

2. Owen Headrick, Lake Superior State

  Owen Headrick scored six points in two games over the weekend.
The sophomore defenseman scored six points in leading Lake Superior State to a sweep of the Michigan State Spartans. In Friday night’s 6-1 win, Headrick had three points on a goal and two assists, one of which came on the game winner. In Saturday’s 7-3 victory against the Spartans, the Garden River, Ontario native added three more assists. On the weekend, he finished with one goal, five assists, six points, nine shots on goal and a +2 rating.

3. Paul Berrafato, Holy Cross

  Paul Berrafato made 33 saves in an upset win.
The Williamsville, New York, native made 33 saves in leading the Crusaders to a 2-1 overtime upset victory of No. 11 ranked Providence. The junior goalie has a 2-0-1 record on the season, while compiling a 2.25 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. His career goals against average improved to 2.27, while his save percentage is now .915. It was the sixth victory against a ranked team in Holy Cross’ Division I history and first since an upset of No. 7 Boston College three years ago.

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