ECAC Tabs Zilis as Goalie of the Week

Jan. 8, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Junior goaltender Shivon Zilis (Markham, Ont.)'s back-to-back shutouts over the weekend have earned her the ECAC's Goaltender of the Week award. The Yale netminder extended her scoreless streak in net to 160:24, blanking Union (5-0) and RPI (2-0) on the road. Zilis is the first Yale goaltender to register consecutive shutouts since Katie Hirte '02 accomplished the feat against Williams and Bowdoin Nov. 24 and 29, 1998.

Zilis made a total of 34 saves in the two wins as Yale ran its season-long winning streak to four games. Her efforts helped the Bulldogs kill off 12 opponent power plays.

This is the second honor in a week for Zilis, who earned the Laurie Belliveau Award as the top goaltender at the Nutmeg Classic tournament last weekend while helping Yale to the championship. She has allowed only three goals (two of which came on power plays) in her last 249:10 in net (0.72 GAA) and has shutouts in three of her last four games.

This marks the first time a Bulldog has been named ECAC Goaltender of the Week since Sarah Love won the award Feb. 6, 2006.

Yale returns to action against No. 6/7 St. Lawrence (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) and Clarkson (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) at Ingalls Rink this weekend.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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