Karpowich a Finalist for Dryden Award
POTSDAM - ECAC Hockey today announced that Clarkson University standout senior goaltender Paul Karpowich (Thunder Bay, ONT) has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2011-12 Ken Dryden Award.
Karpowich started and played all 22 ECAC Hockey games for the Golden Knights and was the main reason Clarkson was in contention for a first-round bye. Karpowich made the most saves in league play with 638 and recorded eight league games with 30-or-more saves, including two conference outings with 40-or-more stops.
He posted two ECAC Hockey shutouts and was tied for third in the nation in shutouts overall with five.
Karpowich was honored as ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Month for October and twice selected as ECAC Goaltender of the Week (10/18, 2/20).
Karpowich finished with a .918 save percentage and a 2.56 goals against average en route to a 9-9-4 record in league play. Clarksons all-time career save leader, Karpowich posted 3,735 stops through 130 career games.
The league honored the former Cornell goaltending great beginning in the 2001-02 season, by tagging his name with the annual Goaltender of the Year Award. Troy Grosenick of Union and Andy Iles of Cornell have also been selected as finalists for the honor this year by the leagues coaches.
Potsdams Milligan Earns Honored
POTSDAM - SUNY Potsdam senior Kaci Milligan (Liverpool, N.Y.) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conferences Goalie of the Week for womens lacrosse for the week ending March 11.
On March 8, in the Bears season opener at Clarkson, Milligan turned aside
14 shots for a .636 save percentage for in an 11-8 victory over the Golden Knights. The win was the Potsdam captains 11th of her career. Milligan picked up another win this afternoon as the Bears downed Mt. St. Vincent
14-8 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Potsdam (2-0) is back in action tomorrow at 11 a.m. for its first ever meeting with Drew University (0-3) in the first round of the Spring Fling Tournament.