October 23, 2018

Braendli Wins WCHA Goaltender of the Week


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COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the second consecutive week Andrea Braendli earned conference honors. The Ohio State University women’s ice hockey goaltender earned the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender of the Week award, Powered by GoodWood Hockey, conference officials announced on Tuesday.

Braendli was phenomenal in net over the weekend against the No. 3 University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, tallying 84 saves in the two games. Coming into the weekend Minnesota averaged 4.30 goals-per-game, but the rookie goaltender only allowed four goals to enter her net all weekend. In Saturday’s win over the Gophers she stopped 40 shots to help the Buckeyes earn a split against the WCHA foe.

The rookie goalie from Zurich, Switzerland led the nation in saves over the weekend, and her season save percentage of .950 currently leads the WCHA.

The No. 4 Buckeyes travel to Canton, N.Y. for a series with the No. 10 St. Lawrence University Saints this weekend. Puck drop for the series opener is set for 6 p.m. on Friday.