Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ex Vipers Goaltender Shortridge Has The Attention Of NHL Scouts:

Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Shortridge has the attention of NHL scouts.

Shortridge is in his third season at Quinnipiac University attended the Los Angeles Kings development camp in June 2018. Shortridge played one season in Vernon (2015-16). In 44 games with the Vipers Shortridge went 19-25 with two shutouts posting a 3.15 GAA

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This was in the New Haven Register newspaper:

College hockey notes: Quinnipiac’s Shortridge has the attention of NHL scouts

By Chip Malafronte

Monday, February 11, 2019

Quinnipiac junior goalie Andrew Shortridge needed only 23 saves to post his fourth shutout of the season and 10th of his career on Friday night. He did it against archrival Yale, backed by Quinnipiac’s most boisterous home crowd of the year, a game that’s taken on a life of its own and become the campus event of the year.

Among those in the crowd a night later was Carolina Hurricanes president/general manager Don Waddell and at least one member of the team’s ownership. High-ranking NHL brass have been scouting Quinnipiac games all season long, mostly to see Shortridge, considered one of the top undrafted free agents in college hockey.

How good has Shortridge been this season? A rare off night Saturday, a 4-1 loss to Brown, dropped his goals-against average to 1.32 while his save percentage slipped to .949.

With six games left in the season he remains within striking distance of the NCAA single-season record in both categories. Maine’s Jimmy Howard set the Division I records for both with a 1.19 goals-against average and .956 save percentage in 2004.

Following the Yale win, Shortridge had a 1.14 GAA and .955 save percentage.

It’s been quite a run. Despite being Quinnipiac’s primary goalie the past two seasons, Shortridge, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, started the season as Quinnipiac’s No. 2 goalie, behind sophomore Keith Petruzzelli.

“It’s hard to argue with the numbers,” Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold said. “Keith was the one early and Shortie wasn’t really playing. He’d get a game here or there. Slowly but surely he’s taken it over. His game has elevated. He’s always moved well but now he’s ahead of the play and making it look easy.”

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