Oct. 5, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men’s hockey team will host an exhibition against York University of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 6 at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum. Admission is free to the public.
Connecticut will open the regular season at UMass on Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. UConn will host the home opener against Frozen Four participant Union on October 27 at 7:05 p.m.
With the season weeks away from official NCAA contests, the Huskies have been mentioned in annual “Players To Watch” lists. Senior goaltender Garrett Bartus (St. Charles, Ill.) has been listed by USCHO.com as one of the top-10 goaltenders to watch in the NCAA this year.
Bartus enters the season with a slew of records under his belt, with several other potential milestones up for grabs this coming year.
Bartus was named AHA Goaltender of the Week four times in 2011-12 on the way to making 1,179 stops to lead the nation. That total fell one save shy of the Atlantic Hockey Association single-season record. Bartus also set the program record with five shutouts in a season. His 2.55 goals against average was the lowest in UConn history.
He finished 2011-12 with 2,816 total saves in his career, the most all-time at Connecticut. Bartus has averaged 1,132 saves the past two seasons. Bartus needs 1,135 saves as a senior to pass Tim Thomas (3,950, Vermont 1994-97) and move into third place all-time in the NCAA.
Bartus also sits tied at No. 1 all-time in Connecticut Division I history with 35 wins with Marc Senerchia (1997-00).