Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Shortridge has been named one of five finalists for the 2019 Mike Richter Award.
Shortridge is in his third season at Quinnipiac University recently was named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year. Shortridge 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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Shortridge Named Mike Richter Award Finalist
Men's Ice Hockey Goaltender One of Five Finalists for National Goaltender of the Year
Men's Ice Hockey 3/28/2019 QU Athletic Communications
CHANHASSEN, Minn. – Quinnipiac men's ice hockey junior goaltender Andrew Shortridge (Anchorage, Alaska) has been named one of five finalists for the 2019 Mike Richter Award, as announced by Let's Play Hockey on Thursday, March 28.
Shortridge is the first Quinnipiac men's ice hockey goaltender to be named a finalist for the Mike Richter Award, which was first presented in 2014 and enters its sixth year honoring ht enations top goaltenders.
The other four finalists for the 2019 Mike Richter are Joey Daccord (Arizona State), Jake Kielly (Clarkson), Hunter Shepard (Minnesota Duluth), Cayden Primeau (Northeastern). The winner will be announced on Friday, April 12 as part of the Frozen Four in Buffalo, New York.
Candidates for the Mike Richter Award were determined by nominations from all 60 NCAA Division I men's hockey head coaches. The semifinalists, finalists and winner are selected by a committee of coaches, scouts and members of the media.
Criteria for the Mike Richter Award includes displaying outstanding skills on the ice, be in good academic standing at an NCAA college or university, consideration given to academic achievement and sportsmanship, must comply with all NCAA Rules, be full-time students and complete 50 percent or more of the season and consideration should be given to the candidate's activities in the community.
Shortridge has been among the best goaltenders in the nation during the 2018-19 season as he leads the nation with a 1.51 GAA and .941 save percentage. His .720 winning percentage ranks seventh in the nation and he has tallied 17 wins on the season. He is also one of 17 goaltenders in the nation to record at least four shutouts this season.
He has allowed the second fewest goals in the nation among starters with 36 goals in his 25 games with 24 starts, including allowing one goal or fewer in 16 games. Shortridge's GAA and save percentage are on pace to break the single-season Quinnipiac records previously held by Jamie Holden '05 (.932 save percentage) and Michael Garteig '16 (1.91 GAA)
In his career, Shortridge is tied for second in Quinnipiac men's ice hockey history with 10 shutouts while his 41 career wins are sixth in Division I program history. His 1.98 GAA is the second-lowest in program history while his .922 save percentage would pass Holden's mark of .921.