Valley netminder voted ECAC’s Goaltender of the Week
The Acadia hockey community would like to say congratulations to Grande Pre’s Kate Spooner on being voted the ECAC’s Goaltender of the week. Kate is suiting up this season in Division 1 with Union College, and we wish her continued success throughout the season.
ALBANY, NY – First year defenseman Abby Ellis and first year goaltender Kate Spooner were both received ECAC honors, as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.
Ellis was named Rookie of the Week after netting a goal and adding an assist in Friday’s 2-0 win over RIT. She helped on the eventual game winner in the second period as she helped find Katie Laughlin who scored her first career goal for Union to put the Dutchwomen up 1-0. Ellis would get her own career first as just 39 second into the third period she found the back of the net for her first career goal in Garnet and White.
Spooner also played an integral part in the victory over the Tigers as she stopped all 16 shots that she faced recording her first career collegiate shutout. For her efforts she was voted as the ECAC Goaltender of the Week finishing the weekend with a save percentage of .953.
This was the first time since Dec. of 2014 that Union has won back-to-back games.
Union is back on the ice tonight as it travels to Providence for a midweek clash in with the Friars. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.