Madsen Earns ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week Honors

Merrick Madsen is a finalist for the Ken Dryden ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year Award (Gil Talbot).
Merrick Madsen is a finalist for the Ken Dryden ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year Award (Gil Talbot).

ALBANY, N.Y. – Junior goaltender Merrick Madsen has been named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, as announced by the league office Tuesday.

The award is the first such honor for Madsen and the first weekly award bestowed upon a Harvard student-athlete this season.

Going up against No. 3/3 Boston College, Madsen stopped a season-high 33 shots to help lift the Crimson past the Eagles, 5-2, last Friday. The win was the fifth of the year for Madsen and Harvard and was also the fifth time Madsen has held an opponent to two goals or less this year.

Entering Tuesday night's game at No. 7/7 Boston University, Madsen holds a 1.85 goals against average, tied for 10th lowest in the country. His .924 save mark is tied for 15th best nationally.

Following Harvard's visit to Boston University Tuesday, it will host Bentley Saturday at 7:30 p.m.