BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Bemidji State University junior Zach Driscoll has been selected as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender of the Week for his role leading the Beavers’ to taking five-of-six points in a league series versus Michigan Tech, Jan. 17-18.
Driscoll turned aside 46 of the 48 Michigan Tech shots he faced on the weekend. The Apple Valley, Minn., native led BSU to a 4-1 victory Friday and a 1-1 overtime draw Saturday as BSU went on to score in the 3-on-3 overtime period to win the series by taking five-of-six points from the Huskies. Driscoll backstopped a penalty-kill unit that was 7-for-8 on the weekend. He finished the weekend 1-0-1 with a 0.96 GAA and .958 save percentage to lead the league in GAA and rank second in save percentage.
Driscoll is 12-5-3 on the season. His 1.68 goals against average is third in the country, while his .931 save percentage ranks 11th.
This is Driscoll’s fourth career WCHA Goaltender of the Week nod.
In addition to Driscoll, Minnesota State University’s Riese Zmolek and Lucas Sowder were selected for the league's defensive and rookie honors, respectively, while the University of Alaska's Steven Jandric was voted forward of the week.
The Beavers, now 13-7-4 overall and 13-3-2-1 in WCHA play to sit second in the league standings, travel to Mankato, Minn. Jan. 24-25 to battle the league's top team, No. 3 Minnesota State University. The series is set for a 7:07 p.m. opening faceoff Friday and a 6:07 p.m. start Saturday from the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.