Prospect Round-up: on a relatively quiet Monday, Keith Petruzzelli sweeps up ECAC Player & Goaltender of the Week honors

Of prospect-related note:

In the Swedish Allsvenskan, William Wallinder finished even with 3 shots in 15:00 played as MODO Hockey won 7-6 in overtime over Vasby IK;

In NCAA Hockey, Robert Mastrosimone finished at -2 with 1 shot in the Boston University Terriers’ 4-3 overtime win over UMass. Ethan Phillips didn’t play in the game;

Cooper Moore finished at -1 with 2 shots in the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks’ 5-1 win over the University of Denver Pioneers. Antti Tuomisto had 4 shots but finished at -3 for Denver;

And Keith Petruzzelli was named the ECAC Player & Goaltender of the Week, per Quinnipiac University’s Bobcats’ website:

The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team swept the ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards this week as senior goaltender Keith Petruzzelli (Wilbraham, Massachusetts) was named the league’s Player and Goaltender of the Week while Ty Smilanic (Denver, Colorado) earned his second straight Rookie of the Week honors.
This is the first time since Oct. 27, 2015, that the Bobcats swept the ECAC Hockey Awards and first time since Michael Garteig ’16 on Dec. 30, 2014, that a Quinnipiac goaltender was named the ECAC Hockey Player and Goaltender of the Week.
Petruzzelli earned his first-ever ECAC Hockey Player of the Week honors and fourth Goaltender of the Week award while Smilanic picked up his second rookie of the week honors. Smilanic is the first rookie to win back-to-back rookie of the week awards since Andrew Shortridge ’20 on Feb. 28 and March 8, 2017.
Petruzzelli had a stellar week for the Bobcats in net as he recorded a pair of shutouts in the Bobcats weekend sweep of the Colgate Raiders in two 3-0 wins. He stopped all 38 shots he faced on the weekend and was the only goaltender in the nation with two shutouts this week.
With his pair of weekend shutouts, Petruzzelli extended his overall shutout streak to three games and became the 27th goaltender in NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Division I history, and second in program history, with three straight shutouts. His current shutout streak of 198:57 is the second-longest in program history, trailing only Garteig’s of 209:31 from the 2015-16 season.
Petruzzelli is now tied for the national lead with 10 wins and 15 starts, and ranks second with four shutouts. He also ranks in the top 10 with a 1.77 GAA and has a .930 save percentage.

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2 thoughts on “Prospect Round-up: on a relatively quiet Monday, Keith Petruzzelli sweeps up ECAC Player & Goaltender of the Week honors”

  1. Niederbach played in the same game as Wallinder.

    Theodor Niederbach: 1 shot, 46.67 FO%, 14:47 TOI

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