Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Olthuis Named WCHA Rookie of the Week

UAA goaltender Jon Olthuis, who backstopped the Seawolves to an overtime conference road victory over nationally-ranked Colorado College in his first league start last Friday night, has been named Red Baron WCHA Rookie of the Week.

A 6-3, 196-pound freshman from Neerlandia, Alberta, stopped 44 of 48 shots on goal in visiting UAA's 5-4 overtime victory over the eighth-ranked CC Tigers on Dec. 8 to earn his first collegiate victory. He blanked the Tigers on all 10 of their power-play chances, had save totals of 17 in the first period, 12 in the second, 13 in the third and two in overtime while recording a .917 saves percentage. In addition, Olthuis assisted on teammate Josh Lunden's game-opening goal at 3:45 of the first period.

Alaska Anchorage, sporting a 8-6-2 overall record and 6-6-0 mark in WCHA play so far this season, returns home this week to play host to league rival Denver in a two-game series at Sullivan Arena.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, this is probably why he should have played on Saturday. Good for him. His second full college game and he is already getting rewarded. Great job Jon.

Anonymous said...

I agree totally. Jon deserves to get the start on Friday. Finally some recognition for him.

Jeff said...

Yea i figured olthius or Lunden were going to get the rookie of the week award. It's nice that the team is getting alot awards this year. they didnt get hardly any last year.

Anonymous said...

good job jon and the rest of the freashmen class

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