Quinnipiac men's ice hockey senior goalie Eric Hartzell has been named a 2012-13 New England All-Star Goaltender as announced by the New England Hockey Writers Association on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2013.
Hartzell was previously announced as a 2013 Hobey Baker Award Finalist as well as the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year and the Ken Dryden Goaltender of the Year and an All-ECAC Hockey First Team honoree. Hartzell was a three-time ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Month as well as a two-time ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week. He was also featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces In The Crowd".
The senior goalie is currently 29-6-5 with a 1.55 goals-against-average and a .933 save percentage. His GAA currently ranks third among all NCAA Division I goalies, but first among all goalies with over 2,000 minutes played (2,402:38), while his save percentage ranks eighth. This season, Hartzell has held opposing teams to fewer than three goals in a game in 35 of his 40 starts. He also ranks second in winning percentage (.788) and shutouts (5), which also rank as the most in a single-season in Quinnipiac history.
For his career, to date, Hartzell is 57-26-17 with a 1.96 GAA and a .923 save percentage. His 2.20 GAA in 2011-12 broke the Quinnipiac single-season record, which is poised to do once again. In addition, the Quinnipiac career save percentage record is .921.
Hartzell has back-stopped a Quinnipiac defense that has allowed the fewest goals per game (1.62) in NCAA hockey. He also went undefeated in 21 straight games from Nov. 9 to Feb. 9, in which he posted a record of 18-0-3 with a .937 save percentage and a 1.41 GAA with three shutouts.
Hartzell opened the season with a 31-save performance against Maine in a 2-1 win on Oct. 6. He stopped 24 shots in a 2-0 shutout at Providence on Nov. 20 before following with a 20-save outing in a 4-0 shutout against Union on Nov. 30. A week later, he stopped 18 in a 3-0 win at Princeton on Dec. 8. He then stopped 60 of 65 total shots in a two-game sweep of Nebraska-Omaha on Dec. 29-30. On Feb. 1 and 2, he had back-to-back 30-save nights at Brown and Yale before also stopping 30 of 31 in a 4-1 win against Yale on Feb. 22.