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Thunderbirds alum Saville garners another weekly award from NCHC


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

Saville had a strong showing at No. 4 Western Michigan last weekend, backstopping Omaha to a split on the road.

On Friday, the Vegas Golden Knights prospect made 24 saves and allowed three goals (only one even strength) in a 4-2 defeat.

It was the next night that Saville really shined, however, as he made a season-high 41 saves Saturday, stopping every shot he faced for his third shutout of the season and fifth of his career. Each save was needed, as well, in the 1-0 win, as the junior turned aside all 13 shots he faced in the third period with Omaha holding a narrow lead. He also made nine saves short-handed to kill off all five WMU power plays in the game.

Saville finished the weekend with 65 saves on 68 shots faced, allowing only three goals (one a penalty shot and one on the power play) for a .956 save percentage and a 1.50 goals-against average.

On the season, Saville is now 9-4-0 with a .916 save percentage and a 2.12 GAA in 13 starts. His three shutouts tie for sixth nationally.

Saville is now a four-time NCHC Goaltender of the Week this season, while he has five career NCHC Goalie of the Week nods and now has seven career NCHC weekly honors.

During his youth hockey days, the Alaska native played for the Colorado Thunderbirds.

Photo/Ashley Huss

(December 13, 2021)

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