NCAA women's hockey: Clarkson’s Shea Tiley tabbed as National College Player of the Month
WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- As she closes in on the 100 career-win total, Clarkson senior goaltender Shea Tiley backstopped the Golden Knights to a 4-0-0 record last month, while helping the Green and Gold a No. 3/3 ranking, was named the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Division I Player of the Month for December.
The 5-10 Tiley recorded three games, where she allowed only one goal in each, and posted a shutout in another for best goals-against average (0.75) of any ECAC Hockey goaltender, who played in more than one game. In those four games she faced 82 shots and made 79 saves, recording a .963 save percentage.
The Owen Sound, Ontario native was twice named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week (12/5, 12/12), earned NCAA 2nd Star of the Week (12/12) and NCAA 3rd Star of the Week (12/5). Tiley was also named ECAC Goaltender of the Month for the second time (October and December).
She has been a mainstay between the pipes for the Golden Knights recording 96 career wins in her 3.5 years in Potsdam, while registering 32 shutouts. Thus far in the 2017-18 campaign, the assistant captain has logged over 1200 minutes in net, allowing only 24 goals in 21 games this season, while leading the nation in shutouts with eight.
ECAC Hockey made a clean sweep of the awards as Clarkson’s Elizabeth Giguere was tabbed as the National Rookie of the Month for December. The 5-10 forward has helped Clarkson to a solid 17-3-1 record, tied for lead among all of her Division I rookies counterparts in scoring during the month with eight points on three goals and five assists in four games.
A seven-time ECAC Hockey Weekly Award winner and a two-time conference Rookie of the Month recipient (October and December), Giguere is making a very big impression in the league. Giguere led all ECAC Hockey rookies in points (eight) and plus/minus (+9) for the month and tied teammate Loren Gabel for most points among all conference players during December. She scored a goal in three of the four road games during the month to help Clarkson extend its win streak to six games to close out the 2017 calendar year.
The Quebec City, Quebec native is tied for the scoring lead in overall games among her league counterparts through her first 21 collegiate games, while ranking second in the nation in nearly every statistical category on offense among rookies, including points per game (1.67); points (35); goals (14); assists (21) and plus/minus (+26). She has also recorded two game-winning goals on the season.