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Jr. Kings product, Manhattan Beach native Shane cops ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year honors, All-American recognition


Cornell junior goaltender Ian Shane has been named the 2024 recipient of ECAC Hockey’s Ken Dryden Goaltender of the Year.

He also earned Second Team All-American honors.

Shane is the first Cornell goaltender to garner the conference’s top goaltending honor since Matthew Galajda did so as a freshman following the 2017-18 season. With the honor, Shane becomes the sixth Big Red goaltender to receive the honor from ECAC Hockey, named for the Cornell Athletics and Hockey Hall of Fame netminder. He joins the likes of Matt Underhill (2002), David LeNeveu (2003), David McKee (2005), Ben Scrivens (2018), and Galajda.

One of four unanimous First Team All-ECAC Hockey selections last Thursday, Shane became the first Cornell goaltender to earn First Team All-ECAC Hockey honors since Galajda in 2018. Shane concluded the regular season with an ECAC Hockey-leading 1.81 goals-against average in conference games, two points better than Quinnipiac’s Vinny Duplessis (1.83), and posted the fifth-best save percentage behind a .914 clip, while recording a pair of shutouts over Harvard (Jan. 26) and Brown (Feb. 16).

Throughout the season, the Manhattan Beach native and Los Angeles Jr. Kings graduate garnered numerous weekly and monthly awards from ECAC Hockey, totaling four Goaltender of the Month awards (October, November, January, February) and six Goaltender of the Week awards (Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 27, Jan. 2, Feb. 12, and Feb. 19).

Shane became the 10th Cornell goaltender to earn the distinction of being a First Team All-ECAC Hockey selection, joining the likes of Ken Dryden (1967-69), Brian Cropper (1970), Brian Hayward (1982), Darren Eliot (1983), Matt Underhill (2002), Dave LeNeveu (2003), David McKee (2005), Ben Scrivens (2010), and Galajda in 2018.

This season, Shane has compiled an overall record of 19-4-6 with a 1.68 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage. Shane’s goals-against average currently paces all Division I netminders by 24 points ahead of Wisconsin’s Kyle McClellan (1.92), and his save percentage ranks 10th nationally, two points higher than Yale freshman netminder Jack Stark for the lead in ECAC Hockey (.919).

Photo/Lexi Woodcock/Cornell Athletics

(March 23, 2024)

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