Air Force sweeps Niagara, Starrett picks up AHC weekly goalie honors
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Air Force freshman Shane Starrett has been named the Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week as helped lead Air Force to a sweep at Niagara Feb. 26-27.
In the series, Starrett stopped 44 of 45 shots as Air Force clinched the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. He posted a .978 save percentage and a 0.50 goals-against average in the two games.
For the first game, Starrett turned aside 16 of 17 in the 6-1 win. The next night, he recorded his fourth shutout of the season, stopping all 28 as Air Force won 3-0.
In league games this season, Starrett leads the league in GAA and is third in save percentage. In all games this season, he ranks 11th in the nation with a 2.00 GAA, the second-best in the nation by a freshman. His .920 save percentage this season is the fourth best in the nation by a freshman.
Air Force is 18-11-5 overall and is the No. 2 seed in the AHC playoffs with a league mark of 16-7-5. The Falcons earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs and will host a quarterfinal series March 11-13 at the Cadet Field House. Air Force’s opponent will be determined after this weekend’s first-round series.