Thunderbirds graduate Saville grabs weekly goaltending accolades from NCHC
Omaha goalie Isaiah Saville has been named the NCHC Goaltender of the Week.
Saville was rock-solid in net for Omaha last weekend, backstopping the Mavericks to a home sweep of Alaska while running his winning streak to a career-best five games.
He allowed only three goals in the two games, making 21 saves in Friday’s 3-2 overtime victory, before making 19 more stops in a 5-1 win on Sunday.
The Vegas Golden Knights prospect also helped Omaha finish 9 for 10 on the penalty kill, with one of his three goals allowed coming on the power play.
Saville finished the series with 40 saves on 43 shots for a .930 save percentage, while recording a 1.48 goals-against average in the two wins.
On the season, the junior is now 5-1-0, with his five wins tops in the NCHC, while he carries a .919 save percentage and 1.81 GAA in six starts.
Saville is now a two-time NCHC Goaltender of the Week this season, also winning for Week 1, while he has three career NCHC Goalie of the Week nods and five career NCHC weekly honors.
During his youth hockey days, the Alaska native played for the Colorado Thunderbirds.
(October 18, 2021)