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San Jose native Vernon earns NCHC Rookie of the Week honors

 

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Colorado College freshman goaltender Matt Vernon has been named the NCHC Rookie of the Week for the week ending Feb. 9, 2020.

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Vernon, a San Jose native, was solid in net to help Colorado College earn two points in a pair of overtime games against St. Cloud State last weekend. He topped 30 saves both nights, including 31 on Friday in a 3-2 overtime loss. Six of his 31 saves Friday came short-handed as he helped kill off all three SCSU power plays.

The next night, Vernon made 32 saves in a 2-2 overtime tie, including 13 in the second period and three in overtime, to earn First Star of the Game. He made 10 of his 32 saves short-handed as CC went 3 for 4 on the penalty kill Saturday. Vernon also stopped multiple shots in 3-on-3 overtime and made a save in the only round of the ensuing shootout to secure an extra point for the Tigers.

Vernon finished with an NCHC-best 63 saves in regulation and 5-on-5 overtime in the series for a .926 save percentage and a 2.39 goals-against average, while going 0-1-1 with the loss in overtime.

On the season, he is now 5-12-2, while he upped his season save percentage to .902 and lowered his season GAA to 3.45 following the series with the Huskies.

Photo/Colorado College Athletics

(Feb. 10, 2020)


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