Shortridge named ECAC’s top goalie

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 15:06
  • Andrew Shortridge of Eagle River during the team’s 2-1 overtime loss to Brown in the ECAC hockey tournament. (Photo by Rob Rasmussen/Courtesy of Quinnipiac Athletics)

Eagle River’s Andrew Shortridge has won the Ken Dryden Award as the top goalie in the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Shortridge was also named a First Team All-ECAC performer after leading the No. 7 ranked Bobcats to a 25-9-2 record and the ECAC regular season title. The team was upset in the ECAC tournament, but will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. He’s just the second goalie in school history to win the award as the league’s top netminder.

The 23-year-old junior mechanical engineering major leads the nation in save percentage (.941) and goals against average (1.51) — both school records — and is one of 10 semifinalists for the Mike Richter Award as college hockey’s top goalie. He made more than 30 saves in eight games this season and had a season high 38 in the team’s 2-1 overtime loss to Brown in the ECAC tournament.

Despite those accolades, Shortridge was left off the list of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award announced Tuesday. No goalies made the short list, but Shortidge’s Quinnipiac teammate Chase Priskie did become the third Hobey Baker finalist in school history.

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