Sunday, March 17, 2019

Former Vipers Goaltender Shortridge In Hobey Baker Conversation:

Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Shortridge is in Hobey Baker conversation.

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

Andrew Shortridge's Player Profile:

This was in the Eagle River Star Newspaper:

Eagle River’s Shortridge in Hobey Baker conversation

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Andrew Shortridge has a shot to become the fourth Alaskan — and the third from Eagle River — to be named a finalist for the top award in college hockey.

The Quinnipiac University junior goalie is 17-4-2 this season after leading the No. 5 ranked Bobcats to a 4-1 win over Yale on Saturday. Through March 2, the former Eagle River High star was first in NCAA Division I hockey in goals against average (1.39) and save percentage (.944) and fourth in winning percentage (.783).

Shortridge anchors a defense that has had two of the nation’s top players this season, with Chase Priskie the nation’s top scoring defenseman with 17 goals. In an interview with, Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold said he thinks both players are in the running for the Hobey Baker Award, which goes to the top player in college hockey.

“It’s a unique situation, Chase and ‘Shorty’ could both be in the top four or five in the Hobey right now,” Pecknold said. “They’ve certainly both been instrumental to our success.”

Shortridge would join Anchorage’s Matt Carle, Chugiak’s Brian Swanson and former Eagle River resident Ty Conklin as the only Alaskans named as finalists for the award. Carle became the only Alaskan to win the award in 2006; Swanson was a finalist in 1997 and 1999 for Colorado College; Conklin (who went to West High) was a Hobey Baker finalist in 2000 and 2001 for New Hampshire. All three went on to play in the NHL. Fans can vote for the award at The top 10 finalists for the award will be named March 20.

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