NAHL Alumni Update
JANUARY 9, 2019
HCA Goalie of the Month/ECAC Goalie of the Month: Andrew Shortridge, Quinnipiac (Aberdeen Wings)
Quinnipiac University goaltender Andrew Shortridge has been named the Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA) and ECAC Goaltender of the Month honors after not surrendering a goal during the entire month of December. The junior went 2-0 during December, playing 114:55 minutes without allowing a puck to cross the goal line. He made 51 saves in the process, 32 of which came in a huge win for the Bobcats against then No. 1 ranked UMass on December 7. At the end of the month, his shutout streak was extended all the way to 180:03. Over the course of the season, Shortridge is one of just two goaltenders with a perfect record, sitting at 7-0-0 on the year. He also leads the nation in both GAA (0.72), and save percentage (..970). His efforts have elevated the Bobcats to as high as No. 3 in the national polls during the 2018-19 season.
Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week: Matt Ladd, Canisius (New Jersey, Aberdeen, MN Magicians)
Canisius’ other half of their new goaltending duo, Matt Ladd, was spectacular on Saturday night, saving 48-of-49 shots faced to earn his first collegiate victory as the Golden Griffins topped No. 13 North Dakota, 2-1, to sweep the Fighting Hawks. Ladd made 22 saves on 23 shots in the first period, the only goal coming on the power play. He settled in after that and stopped the next 32 shots faced to help preserve a victory.