NCAA hockey: Goalie Cam Johnson leads Three Stars
1 – Cam Johnson, North Dakota
The junior goaltender from Flint, Michigan blanked No. 12 St. Cloud State in both games of its NCHC weekend series. In Friday’s 4-0 victory against the Huskies, he tallied 26 saves as the Fighting Hawks cruised to the win. On Saturday, he came up even bigger as he stopped all 36 St. Cloud State shots for the 3-0 shutout. It marked the first time the Huskies have suffered back-to-back shutouts since 1993. Johnson improved his season statistics to a .915 save percentage and a 2.07 goals-against average. He now has 8 shutouts for his career and is in the midst of playing 133:30 without allowing a goal.
2 – Brendan Harms, Bemidji State
The Steinbach, Manitoba native registered points on six of Bemidji State’s seven goals in a WCHA weekend sweep of Northern Michigan. The senior forward had a goal and an assist in a 2-1 victory against the Wildcats on Friday night and then followed that up with four assists in a 5-2 win on Saturday. For the weekend, he finished with a goal, five assists, three shots on goal and a +4 rating. He now has 12 points on five goals and seven assists in leading the Beavers to an 11-2-1 record and a current seven-game unbeaten streak.
3 – Zach Aston-Reese, Northeastern
The senior forward had a big weekend for the Northeastern Huskies against Providence. In Friday’s 5-4 victory against the Friars, the Staten Island, New York native scored two goals, including the game winner. On Saturday, in a heart-breaking 5-4 loss at Providence he scored a goal and added three assists. On the weekend he totaled six points on three goals and three assists, in addition to 11 shots on goal and a +1 rating. Friday night’s performance put him over the 100-point mark for his career as he now stands with 105 points on 44 goals and 61 assists.