March 22, 2011

Rondeau Gets National Honor

Senior Goalie Adds To 2010-11 Honors

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Ryan Rondeau, Yale's senior goalie who was named Most Outstanding Player at the 2011 ECAC Hockey Championships last weekend, has been named insidecollegehockey.com national player of the week.

Rondeau (Carvel, Alb.) stopped all 44 shots, including all 10 power plays in a pair of shutouts against Colgate and Cornell that helped the Bulldogs capture the conference tournament title at Atlantic City.

The Eli netminder has notched a few school records in 2010-11, a year after sharing the Yale net with three others and not knowing where he would fit in this season. He did not show up on any All-ECAC or All-Ivy League teams, but he has managed to lead the nation with a 1.83 GAA and is second with a .932 SP.
 

He currently has a three-game shutout streak and a scoreless string of 202 minutes, 19 seconds. His 2010-11 post-season stats include a 4-1 mark with a 1.11 GAA, while he has stopped 119 of 125 shots and 23 of 25 man-advantages.

After getting six starts in 2009-10, Rondeau has started 32 of the 34 games and has been named ECAC Hockey MLX Skates Goalie of the Week three times. Rondeau had a 141:29 scoreless streak and consecutive shutouts (first time for a Yalie since 1998) in December.

Rondeau, who owns a 32-9-2 career mark and a school-record 26 wins this winter, has been in net for seven wins over ranked teams including a 3-2 decision with North Dakota at the 2010 NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal.

 

Rondeau image by Steve Conn

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