BEMIDJI, Minn. - Bemidji State freshman goaltender Layne Sedevie has been named College Hockey America Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in BSU’s weekend split at Niagara in CHA play, the league office announced today.
Sedevie had a strong weekend in net for BSU despite taking the loss in Game 1 of the Niagara series on Jan. 9. In one start and one relief appearance, Sedevie posted a 2.25 goals-against average with 43 saves, saving at a .915 clip. He started and went the distance in Game 2, backstopping BSU to a win which helped it reclaim sole possession of first place in the conference. Sedevie saved 17 of 19 shots faced in the Saturday victory, allowing just single goals in the second and third periods.
In his last two road starts, Sedevie has won at Huntsville, snapping an eight-game BSU road losing streak in that series, and posted BSU’s first-ever win at Niagara.
For the season, Sedevie is 2-3-2 with a 2.35 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. He has played 383 minutes this year, just 20 minutes shy of the 33 percent of team minutes played required to be eligible for national statistics leaderboards.
It is the first Defensive Player of the Week award for Sedevie. He was a finalist for Commissioner’s Choice National Rookie of the Month in October, 2003.
Niagara forward Joe Tallari and Air Force forward Theo Zacour earned CHA Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week honors, respectively.
Bemidji State’s split at Niagara improved the program to 11-7-2 on the season, 8-2-0 in College Hockey America. Saturday’s win helped BSU regain sole possession of first place in CHA with 16 points, while Niagara remains two points back with 14. Bemidji State is off this coming weekend, and returns to action Jan. 23-24 with a two-game College Hockey America series at Wayne State (Mich.).