Northeastern’s Mountain Named Hockey East Co-Defensive Player Of The Week

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of our friends from Northeastern University’s athletic department — here is today’s press release pertaining toward senior goaltender Bryan Mountain, who was named this week’s Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Against New Hampshire this past weekend, Mountain recorded his first career shutout between the pipes on Saturday at Matthews Arena.

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WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Senior goaltender Bryan Mountain (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) was honored as the Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week after a 62-of-63 (.984) collective save performance against No. 12 New Hampshire this past weekend, including his first-career shutout on Saturday (44 saves) at Matthews Arena.

The Bryn Mawr, Pa., native was called into action on Friday night against UNH at the Whittemore Center for 32:42 minutes of relief duty. Mountain’s performance was the first time the fourth-year netminder stood between the pipes since keeping Maine off the board for 13 minutes on Feb. 25, 2012.

Mountain stopped his first 18 shots and earned his first start on Saturday against the Wildcats. It was Mountain’s first start for Northeastern since Jan. 10, 2010 (Massachusetts).

Mountain’s 44-save shutout was the most save by a Northeastern goaltender since senior Chris Rawlings turned aside 47 shots against Providence on Feb. 18, 2012.

With Mountain’s feat, Northeastern has now shutout New Hampshire in back-to-back contests at Matthews Arena. The last blanking occurred on Oct. 14, 2011 (4-0). New Hampshire did not allow a goal either, yielding the first scoreless draw between the two teams in 163 meetings.

So far this season, Mountain’s goals against average stands at a scant 0.61 with a .984 save percentage. For his career, Mountain is 1-3-1 with a 2.33 goals against average and a .916 save percentage in 334:27 minutes of action.

Mountain’s award marks the third decoration from Hockey East this season. On Oct. 15, 2012, freshman forward Kevin Roy was tabbed the Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week after exploding onto the college hockey scene in his first week of play. The Huskies also won Hockey East Team of the Week status after its first 2-0 start since the beginning of the 1999-2000 season.

Mountain joins Athletic Republic Co-Player of the Week Parker Milner (Boston College) and Mike Collins (Merrimack), Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week Jon Gillies (Providence) and the other Co-Defensive Player of the Week Casey DeSmith (New Hampshire) as this week’s award winners. Boston College was tapped as the Hockey East Team of the Week.

In other news, Northeastern remained the No. 15 team in the country in USCHO.com’s fifth national poll of the season released on Monday, Oct. 29.

This Friday, Northeastern and Merrimack meet up at Matthews Arena for a 7 p.m. puck drop on Nov. 2. The 15th-ranked Huskies will then travel to North Andover, Mass., to close out the two-game series at Lawler Arena on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.

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