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Jr. Kings product, Manhattan Beach native Shane takes home monthly ECAC Hockey honors

 

For the third time this season, Cornell junior goaltender Ian Shane has been named ECAC Hockey’s Goaltender of the Month.

Shane, who was previously named the conference’s top goaltender for his play in October and November, backstopped the Big Red to an unbeaten record in January (5-0-1) while compiling a conference-leading 1.45 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage that ranked second in ECAC Hockey, only behind Yale’s Jack Stark (.948).

In the Big Red’s first pair of games in January, Shane guided Cornell to a two-game sweep of then-No. 11-ranked Arizona State at Mullett Arena in Tempe, Ariz., combining to save 34 shots while yielding just three goals against a potent Sun Devils offense.

Upon the Big Red’s return to Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell saw its win streak increase to four games as the Manhattan Beach native collected 37 saves in its weekend sweep of Princeton and then-No. 3-ranked Quinnipiac.

Last weekend, Shane recorded his 10th career shutout in a 2-0 victory over Harvard that increased Cornell’s win streak to five games and snapped its seven-game winless streak to the Crimson. The shutout tied Shane with Laing Kennedy for the seventh-most blankings by a Cornell goaltender.

The following night against Dartmouth, Shane stopped 28 shots in Cornell’s 2-2 tie with Dartmouth. It was his most stops since making 35 saves in the Big Red’s 2-1 victory in the biennial Red Hot Hockey contest at Madison Square Garden against then-No. 5-ranked Boston University.

During Cornell’s current eight-game unbeaten streak, Shane has posted a 5-0-3 record with a 1.38 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage.

Over his 68 career appearances between the pipes for Cornell, Shane has a 38-18-8 mark with a 1.71 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage. Shane’s career goals-against average currently stands as the fourth-best figure in NCAA Division I hockey history, trailing former Big Red netminder David LeNeveu (1.29), former Michigan State standout Ryan Miller (1.54), and Cornell Athletics and Hockey Hall of Famer Ken Dryden (1.59).

During his youth hockey days, Shane starred for the Los Angeles Jr. Kings.

Photo/Lexi Woodcock/Cornell Athletics

(February 1, 2024)

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