- SHORTRIDGE CAPTURES NATIONAL MONTHLY HONORS
HAMDEN, Conn. –
Quinnipiac men's ice hockey goaltender Andrew Shortridge
(Anchorage, Alaska) has been named the Hockey Commissioner's Association (HCA) Goaltender of the Month for December, as announced by the HCA on Monday afternoon.
Shortridge is Quinnipiac's first national monthly award winner this season and first since Michael Garteig' 16 was named the national player of the month in November 2016. Overall, Shortridge is the fifth Quinnipiac men's ice hockey player to earn a national monthly award after Garteig, Sam Anas in November 2013, Dan Clarke in November 2009 and Ben Nelson in February 2005.
Shortridge did not allow a goal in December, leading the nation with 0.00 GAA and 1.000 save percentage with 51 saves on his way to a 2-0-0 record. He recorded a 32-save shutout of then-No. 1 UMass back on Dec. 7 before kicking off the second half of the season with 19 saves in 55:03 of ice time in a 6-0 shutout of Colgate.
Through Quinnipiac's first 20 games of the season, Shortridge is 7-1-1 with a 0.97 GAA and .961 save percentage to lead the nation in both GAA and save percentage. His three shutouts are tied for fifth in the nation and tied for the lead in ECAC Hockey while his seven wins are also third in ECAC Hockey.
The No. 6/6 Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team returns to action this weekend with their second straight home ECAC Hockey weekend, hosting Dartmouth at 7 p.m. on Friday night before taking on Harvard Saturday night at 7 p.m.