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Acton product Madsen grabs ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week award



Harvard University junior goaltender Merrick Madsen has been named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, for the week ending Nov. 20, 2016.

The award is the first such honor for Madsen and the first weekly award bestowed upon a Harvard student-athlete this season.

Going up against No. 3 Boston College, Madsen stopped a season-high 33 shots to help lift the Crimson past the Eagles 5-2 last Friday. The win was the fifth of the year for Madsen and Harvard and was also the fifth time Madsen has held an opponent to two goals or less this year.

Entering Tuesday night’s game at No. 7 Boston University, Madsen holds a 1.85 goals-against average, tied for 10th lowest in the country. His .924 save percentage mark is tied for 15th best nationally.

An Acton native, Madsen is a Philadelphia Flyers prospect who played youth hockey back home for the WV Wolves and California Heat.

Photo/Harvard Athletics

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