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San Jose product, Colorado College goaltender Vernon tabbed NCHC Rookie of the Week



After backstopping Colorado College’s first sweep of St. Cloud State in nearly nine years, freshman Matt Vernon has been named the NCHC Rookie of the Week.


In Friday’s 4-2 victory, the San Jose native made 20 saves, including two short-handed, to kill both SCSU power plays and give the Tigers their first conference win of the season.

A night later, Vernon made 27 more stops, including 10 short-handed saves, in the 5-2 sweep-clinching win. The 27 saves were his second-most in five career starts.

Vernon finished the series with 47 saves on 51 shots for a .922 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average. He upped his season save percentage to .904 and lowered his GAA to 3.04 on the year, while improving to 3-1-1 on the season with the pair of wins.

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(Nov. 19, 2019)