December 4, 2009

Dan Clarke Named HCA National College Hockey Player Of The Month

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey goalie Dan Clarke (Belleville, Ont.) was named the Hockey Commissioner's Association (HCA) Player of the Month for November. Clarke was 7-0-0 to help the Bobcats to a perfect 8-0-0 record for the month while capturing a pair of ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week awards. He is the only goalie in Division I hockey with a 1.000 winning percentage for the season.

Clarke stopped 201 of the 215 shots he faced in November for a .935 save percentage, including 60 of 63 shots in a two-game weekend sweep of Harvard and Dartmouth. Clarke allowed just 14 goals during seven games played for a goals-against average of 2.00, which included victories over then No. 5 Cornell and then No. 10 Massachusetts. Clarke's save percentage for the season is .932 and his GAA is 2.24. Both figures lead ECAC Hockey and rank seventh and fifteenth in the nation, respectively. Earlier this week, he was also named the Quinnipiac Athlete of the Month for November..

In addition, the Bobcats allowed just four power-play goals with Clarke in net, killing off 37 of 41 (90.24%) shorthanded situations during November.

Quinnipiac visits #10 Yale on Friday, Dec. 4 at Ingalls Rink in New Haven, Conn. at 7 p.m. before heading to Providence, R.I. to face Brown University at 7 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 5.