Carroll owns a 1.42 goals-against average and .942 save percentage in three career postseason appearances (photo courtesy Steve Babineau).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Senior Ryan Carroll of the Harvard men’s hockey team has been named ECAC Hockey MLX Skates Goaltender of the Week after winning three games to close out his final regular season with the Crimson.
Carroll stopped 95 of the 100 shots that came his way in Harvard’s wins at Brown and at home against Clarkson and St. Lawrence. The Crimson needed every save, as each game was decided by one goal or one plus an empty-net tally.
The Hackensack, N.J., native made 40 saves, including 19 in the third period, in a 2-1 win Feb. 22 at Brown. On the weekend, he logged 23 saves in a 3-1 victory against Clarkson and 32 in a 4-3 win against St. Lawrence. Two of the Saints' goals came on power plays. Carroll made 41 of his 95 saves in the third period of last week’s games.
This is the second straight week ECAC Hockey has honored a Harvard player. Sophomore defenseman Danny Biega was named MLX Skates Player of the Week on Feb. 22. It is the second ECAC goalie honor in Carroll’s career. He was previously named Goaltender of the Week on Feb. 16, 2009, after making 71 saves in a weekend sweep of Colgate and Cornell.
Carroll has won each of his last five starts to help the Crimson close the regular season on a 5-1-1 run. Harvard begins ECAC Hockey tournament play by visiting Clarkson for a best-of-three series in Potsdam, N.Y., beginning Friday at 7 p.m.