Alameda native, Jr. Sharks grad Wong-Ramos collects weekly NCHA honors
Trine sophomore goaltender Cristian Wong-Ramos has been named this week’s NCHA Defensive Player of the Week after presiding over a sweep of Marian last weekend.
This is the second time this season and during his career that Wong-Ramos has taken home the award.
Wong-Ramos finished the weekend with 54 saves against the Sabres, allowing just three goals on the weekend for a 1.50 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage. Most importantly for the team, he finished the weekend undefeated.
On Friday, the Thunder scored the lone goal of the first period and then built a commanding 5-1 lead in the second period. Wong-Ramos’s play in net was critical in both the first and third periods of the contest. The first was Marian’s most prolific offensive period with the team recording 15 shots on goal, all of which were turned aside. He then followed up by holding off a comeback attempt in the third period, saving eight of ten shots he faced.
He followed up the strong Friday performance with an even better Saturday, making 28 saves on his way to the first shutout of his career at Trine. The Thunder scored a goal in each of the first two periods and the pulled away to a 5-0 victory in the third. Wong-Ramos made 12 saves in the third period alone to secure the victory.
Back home, the Alameda native played for the San Jose Jr. Sharks.
(December 9, 2022)