|Andrew Shortridge against Brown (photo by Bobcatshockeyblog.com)|
For the second consecutive week Quinnipiac University freshman goaltender Andrew Shortridge has been named the ECAC rookie of the week. The native of Anchorage, Alaska was strong in between the pipes for the Bobcats in a first round sweep of Brown University in the ECAC playoffs. Shortridge went 2-0 on the weekend and gave up a total of two goals for a .956 save percentage. He saved 43 of 45 shots against the Bears.
His last three starts he has given up one goal per game in three victories all over Brown University. In 22 games played this season, Shortridge is 11-5 with a 2.03 goals against average and .919 save percentage. Down the stretch he has five consecutive wins which is the longest winning streak for Quinnipiac this season and he has taken the reins of the goal-tending job full time from junior Chris Truehl. Quinnipiac now plays in a best-of-3 quarterfinal series against St. Lawrence University beginning tonight at Appleton Arena in Canton, N.Y.
Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @QHockeyBlog.