November 4, 2009

Rondeau Earns Conference Award

Yale Junior Named ECAC Goalie of Week

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Junior Goalie Ryan Rondeau (Carvel, Alberta) earned ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week honors after stopping 49 of 51 shots over two victories for the No. 6/7 ranked Yale men's hockey team last weekend.

Rondeau stopped all nine shots in an 8-0 exhibition win at home over Ontario Institute of Technology during a 30-minute appearance. The following night at No. 11 Princeton, he turned aside 40 of 42 shots as the Bulldogs came from behind to take a 5-2 win to open the regular season. 

Rondeau, who gave up a pair of power-play scores to the Tigers, prevented Princeton from scoring on five other chances. The 40 saves are a career-high and 10 more than his previous high in a win over a ranked Minnesota State team last December at Ingalls Rink.

 

Image: Rondeau in action last winter (Steve Conn image)