MARSHFIELD, Mass. – Alexis Kalm of the Castleton University women's ice hockey team has been named New England Hockey Conference Goalie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 7, 2018.
Kalm was instrumental in Castleton's title run during the 2018 WSYB/Catamount Radio Invitational, which marks the programs first victory at the annual tournament.
The Aberdeen, N.C. native boasted a .979 save percentage, stopping 46-of-47 shots during Castleton's two wins. She also maintained a 0.50 goals-against-average, which helped drop her season GAA by a whole point.
During the weekend's first game – a 2-1 win over Salem State – Kalm made 24 saves, while only surrendering a single tally. Following three opposing shots in a matter of seconds, all of which were saved, a Viking player set up at the top of the left circle and ripped the puck just over Kalm's shoulder, short side.
On Sunday, in the championship contest, Kalm was even more impressive. The sophomore was unconscious, saving multiple strings of three and four shots. She would make 22 saves and collect her first shutout of the season and third of her career. Furthermore, she kept a Manhattanville team that had been averaging 2.8 goals per game off the board.
Earning Most Valuable Player honors in the tournament, Kalm will look to continue to lead the Spartans as they take on a couple of tough teams in the coming week.
Women's ice hockey returns to action at 3 p.m. on Wednesday as they travel to Morrisville for a nonconference contest. They will then return home for a game against nationally ranked Connecticut College at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16.
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