18 , 2003
Go-To Guys: The Goalies
If college hockey
had a Vezina Trophy, it would have to be named after legendary Cornell
netminder Ken Dryden. Perhaps it's fitting, then, that another Big
Red goalie – Dave LeNeveu – leads our list of national
goalie of the year candidates, presented in this week's edition
of Go-To Guys, Inside College Hockey's look at the sport's award
candidates. LeNeveu, a sophomore from Fernie, B.C., leads the nation
in every major goaltending statistic and has his team on the verge
of a conference title.
.It's an impressive
crop – especially in the East – and a number of noteworthy
puck-stoppers didn't make our list. Want to make a case for somebody
we left out? Let
us know and we'll share your thoughts.
Hockey editors and staff, in consultation with coaches and media
from around the country, compiled this list of how we would vote
today – not necessarily how we think the race will turn out.
And stay tuned, because a lot can change each weekend.
OF THE YEAR –
Feb. 18, 2003
best player on an impressive team. Leads the nation in goals-against
average (1.28), save percentage (.936) and winning percentage
team relies on its goaltending more than Merrimack. The unanimous
pick to finish last in Hockey East, the Warriors are near .500
largely because of Exter's efforts.
in GAA and save percentage and playing well when it matters
most; he's given up six goals in his last five starts.
Bulldogs play great team defense and give him a lot of support,
but he's played more minutes (1872:24) than any goalie in the
nation, and faced more shots (933) than all but Exter and Michigan
Tech's Cam Ellsworth.
has lived up to his billing -- and then some. His stock may
have slipped at World Juniors, but when he's wearing the script
"Maine" on his chest, he's been fantastic.
standing on their head
(Denver), Mike Ayers (New Hampshire), Yann Danis (Brown), Al
Montoya (Michigan), Sean Fields (Boston University)
Weber (Minnesota), Scott Munroe (Alabama-Huntsville), Dov Grumet-Morris
(Harvard), Isaac Reichmuth (Minnesota-Duluth), Curtis McElhinney
(Colorado College), Eddy Ferhi (Sacred Heart)
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