As weeks go, the past one was pretty good for Air Force Academy goaltender Shane Starrett.
On Friday, the sophomore was one of 20 NCAA Division I goalies selected to the watch list for the 2017 Mike Richter Award, which annually honors the most outstanding goalie in D-I. He then backstopped the Falcons to a 2-1 victory over No. 5 Boston College, making 37 saves in the process, in the first round of the Ice Breaker Tournament at Denver.
On Saturday, Starrett made 46 more saves in a 4-3 shootout victory over Ohio State to help the Falcons win the Ice Breaker. He was chosen the tournament’s MVP.
On Tuesday, he was selected the AHC’s goalie of the week for his Ice Breaker performance. It marked the sixth time already in his career he has been so honored.
Last season, Starrett made was a first-team all-Atlantic Hockey Conference and all-rookie team pick. He won the AHC’s top goaltender award after registering a league-best 1.68 goals-against average. His .931 save percentage was second best.
The Falcons (1-0-1) play Arizona State for the first time in program history on Friday night and Sunday afternoon.