Volkening named AHA Goalie of the Week
Nov. 16, 2009
USAFA, Colo. - Air Force senior goaltender Andrew Volkening was named the Atlantic Hockey Association Goalie of the Week as he helped lead Air Force to three points in the series at Holy Cross, Nov. 13-14.
Volkening, from Genoa, Ill., allowed just two goals in two games as Air Force earned a 1-0 win and a 2-2 overtime tie with the Crusaders in Worcester, Mass. He posted a 0.96 goals-against average and a .966 saves percentage. He stopped all 29 shots he faced on Friday for his second consecutive shutout and the 13th of his career, a school record. One of his 29 stops was a glove save as time expired in the third period. On Saturday, he made 28 saves in the 2-2 overtime tie. Prior to Holy Cross' goal in the second period on Saturday, Volkening had 183 consecutive shutout minutes, the second longest streak of his career and second longest in school history. In conference games this season, he ranks second in the AHA with a 1.70 GAA and a .943 saves percentage.
The award is the third weekly honor of the season for Air Force. It is Volkening's second of the season and the 11th of his career.
Air Force, 5-5-2 overall and 5-1-2 in the AHA and tied for first place, travels to Storrs, Conn. for a two-game league series with the University of Connecticut, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 20-21, at 7:05 p.m. EST each day.