Feb. 5, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - It was announced late Monday that UConn senior goaltender Matt Grogan (Gilbert, Arizona) has been named the Atlantic Hockey Association Goaltender of the Week. Grogan leads the AHA with a 1.77 goals against average and a .945 save percentage. He ranks ninth in the NCAA in goals against average and fourth in the nation in save percentage.
Grogan led UConn to a 3-1 victory at RIT with 34 saves on Friday night. Prior to Friday's victory, UConn owned a 1-10 record at RIT since the Tigers joined the AHA in 2006-07. Grogan improved his overall record to 6-2-2.
On the season, UConn owns an 8-9-2 record for 18 points and sits in a three-way tie for eighth in the AHA standings with RIT and Army. Overall the Huskies have tallied an 11-12-3 record on the season.
Grogan picked up his excellent play to open February after a terrific month of January. Grogan was sensational following the new year, tallying a 2.14 goals against average and an impressive .937 save percentage in leading UConn to a 4-1-1 record in games that he started. Grogan recorded 30 or more saves in four of six games, including a career-high 48 in a 2-1 loss at No. 2 Quinnipiac.
The Huskies will face Bentley in a home-and-home series beginning on Friday at Bentley at 7:05 p.m. The two teams will finish the season series in Storrs on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are still available at UConnhuskies.com or by calling 1-877-AT-UCONN. Tickets can also be purchased at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum beginning at 6 p.m. on the day of games.
Fans unable to attend either game this weekend can follow the action on the radio at 91.7fm or online at WHUS.org. There will be live video linked to UConnhuskies.com as well.