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Air Force sweeps Niagara, Starrett picks up AHC weekly goalie honors


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.

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