ALBANY, N.Y. – Quinnipiac senior goalie Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) was named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, as announced by the league office on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Hartzell's honor is the second of the season and third of his career. In addition, Hartzell has been named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Month for November and December. On Monday, Jan. 7, Hartzell was announced as a nominee for the Hobey Baker Award.
Hartzell picked up victories against No. 8 Dartmouth on Friday, Jan. 4 when he stopped 27 of the Big Green's 29 shots on goal in a 3-2 overtime victory. He followed that with a 21-save performance in a 6-2 win against Harvard on the following night. For the year, Hartzell is 16-2-2 for an NCAA leading .850 winning percentage. In addition, his 1.48 goals-against-average ranks third overall and first among all goalies with over 1,000 minutes in goal. He also boasts a .934 save percentage, which is good for 12th in Division I hockey.
For the year, Hartzell has recorded four shutouts, giving him nine for his career and a tie with Bud Fisher '07 for the most in program history. In 20 games, he has held opponents to two or fewer goals in 18 of those contests with two 30-save games for the year. Quinnipiac holds the longest unbeaten streak in the nation at 14 games (13-0-1) in which Hartzell has started every game. The Bobcats also currently feature the 2nd best defense in the country (1.62 goals per game).
Quinnipiac is back in action this weekend when it hosts Rensselaer on Friday, Jan. 11 and No. 16/13 Union on Saturday, Jan. 12, with both games set for a 7 p.m. start at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.