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Thunderbirds graduate Saville garners NCHC Goaltender of the Week award


The NCHC announced today that Omaha goalie Isaiah Saville has been named the NCHC Goaltender of the Week.

Saville was sharp in net in his lone start of the weekend Friday against Long Island, backstopping Omaha to a 6-0 shutout in the first-ever meeting between the teams. He made 23 saves to earn his second whitewash of the season (also Oct. 3 vs. Lake Superior State) and his fourth career shutout. Of his 23 saves, nine each came in the first and third periods, including two short-handed saves, as he helped Omaha go 5-for-5 on the penalty kill.

With the win, the Vegas Golden Knights prospect stretched his personal winning streak to a career-long six games, while the Mavericks are now on a seven-game win streak.

Saville improves to 6-1-0 on the season with the win. With his 1.000 save percentage in Friday’s contest, he is now second in the NCHC with a .931 save percentage, while his 1.55 goals-against average on the season is also second in the NCHC.

Saville is now a three-time NCHC Goaltender of the Week this season, also winning in weeks 1 (Oct. 4) and 3 (Oct. 18), while he has four career NCHC Goalie of the Week nods and six career NCHC weekly honors.

During his youth hockey career, Saville played for the Colorado Thunderbirds.

Photo/Mark Kuhlmann

(November 1, 2021)

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