Kalm Claims Back-to-Back NEHC Goalie of the Week Honors

Kalm Claims Back-to-Back NEHC Goalie of the Week Honors

MARSHFIELD, Mass. – Alexis Kalm of the Castleton University women's ice hockey team has been named New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) Goalie of the Week for the second week running. It is also the third time during the 2017-18 slate that Kalm has received recognition.

Last time out, Castleton defeated Morrisville 1-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Led by another dominating performance in goal, the Spartans were able to keep the Mustangs – a team that averages nearly two goals per game – off the board. Alexis Kalm stopped all 36 shots she faced to record her second-straight shutout.

Over the past three contests, Kalm has made 82 saves on 83 shots faced, which converts to a .988 save percentage and a 0.33 goals against average (GAA). She has also increased her season save percentage by over 40 percentage points and dropped her GAA by more than a goal.

Offensively in the game at Morrisville, Lisa Kilroy scored the lone goal for the Spartans, notching her sixth of the season. Aimee Briand assisted her close to the halfway point of the first period for the goal that would hold up the rest of the way.

Following the six-day hiatus from action, Castleton will jump back into action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening against No. 9/9 Connecticut College.

Connecticut College will enter the game off a 1-1 tie with conference opponent Wesleyan University (Conn.) on Saturday after collecting a 3-0 win on Friday.

After a Wesleyan goal in the opening two minutes was the only score through much of the game, the Camels' Jordan Cross scored the equalizer with less than 10 minutes remaining.

Connecticut College – a team that put up 47 shots in the prior contest – are led by three players who have scored five goals apiece. Lily Connolly (11), Erin Dillon (7) and Elena Gaultieri (12) lead the Connecticut offense with 30 points.

Last season, the Spartans and Camels played to a 1-1 tie, while the latter was ranked No. 8/9. Goalie Rylie Wills made a career-high 54 saves in the contest.

 

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