Wall Nets HE Honor; Lohin Up for Award
LOWELL -- Junior goaltender Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ont.) of the 15th-ranked UMass Lowell hockey team was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week.
Wall stopped 26 of 27 shots (.963 save percentage) in the River Hawks’ 3-1 road victory at No. 12 Northeastern on Friday night at Matthews Arena in Hockey East play. He recorded 12 of his 26 saves in the second period in his eighth win of the season.
He has registered a 8-6-1 record in 15 starts with three shutouts. Wall has allowed two goals or fewer in 11 of his 15 starts and has posted 25+ on seven occasions. His 1.90 GAA is best among Hockey East goaltenders and is sixth best nationally, while his .928 save percentage ranks second in the conference and is ninth best in Div. I hockey.
LOWELL -- Junior co-captain Ryan Lohin (Chadds Ford, Pa.) was named a semifinalist for the prestigious Walter Brown Award by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.
Lohin is one of 20 Div. I players and one of 12 Hockey East players who were named semifinalists for the 67th Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.