Maschmeyer Named ECAC Goaltender of the Month

Maschmeyer earns ECAC Goaltender of the Month honors for the first time in her career. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Emerance Maschmeyer, of the Harvard women's ice hockey team, was named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Month, the league announced Friday. The award is the fifth ECAC honor of Maschmeyer's career, including her first goaltender of the month nod.

The sophomore backstopped the Crimson in two of three games during the month of December, turning aside 76 shots, including a career-best 51 against No. 6 Boston College in the 1-1 tie against the Eagles. Maschmeyer also stopped 25 shots against Dartmouth in the Crimson's 5-0 win, making it the fourth whitewash of the season for the Alberta native.

Maschmeyer not only leads the conference with her 1.08 goals against average and .964 save percentage, but those numbers are good enough to lead the nation for goalies with at least seven starts. In 10 starts this year, Maschmeyer has 294 saves, allowing a meager 11 goals.

Maschmeyer and the Crimson hit the ice Saturday when Northeastern makes a visit to Bright-Landry for a 2:30 p.m. puck drop.