NEWHA Weekly Release (PDF)
RINDGE, N.H. (January 23, 2019) – Freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Jan. 20, as announced on Wednesday morning by the NEWHA.
Ostrander played every minute in net for the Ravens in a 1-1-0 week. She stopped 53 of 57 shots to post a .930 save percentage and a 2.01 goals-against average. Ostrander notched 33 saves against 36 shots in a 3-1 loss to Saint Anselm at home on Friday night, and then stopped 20 of 21 shots on the road in a 3-1 win at Salve Regina on Saturday night. She was beaten just twice at even strength as two of the week’s goals against were power play tallies.
On the season, Ostrander has logged just shy of 60% of the team’s time in net. Over 738:14 in the crease, she has made 292 saves against 313 shots, to put together a .933 save percentage and a 1.71 goals-against average. Ostrander has an 8-4-0 record with three shutouts.
It marked Ostrander’s second straight selection as NEWHA Rookie of the Week, and her third straight NEWHA weekly award overall, as she was lauded as Defensive Player of the Week two weeks ago. It was her fourth weekly award of the season, as she also earned Rookie of the Week accolades on one previous occasion.
The Ravens return to the ice on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, when they travel to Saint Michael’s for a two-game NEWHA weekend series. Opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at Cairns Arena in South Burlington, Vt.
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