After leading Colorado College to a tie and victory over the No. 1 ranked team in the country, freshman goalie Alex Leclerc was named the Bauer NCHC Goalie of the Week by the National Collegiate Hockey Conference for the second consecutive week.
Leclerc allowed only three goals in the weekend series at Minnesota Duluth, collecting 69 saves on 72 shots. In Friday’s 2-2 overtime tie, Leclerc compiled a career-high 43 saves, including 23 in the third period and overtime combined, as he was named Second Star of the Game. He also made 10 saves on UMD’s power plays, helping to kill all five man advantages Friday. The next night, Leclerc turned aside 26 shots in a 2-1 victory, again earning the game’s Second Star, with nine saves coming on UMD’s power plays. He finished the series with a 1-0-1 record, a 1.44 goals-against average and a .958 save percentage, while backstopping CC’s penalty kill that went 9-for-10 on the weekend.
This is the third consecutive NCHC weekly honor for Leclerc, who was the league’s Rookie of the Week following the Miami series, Dec. 9-10.
The Tigers play at home for the first time in six weeks this weekend against Omaha, Jan. 13-14.