Shortridge backstops Quinnipiac to first NCAA win since 2016

March 30, 2019
Andrew Shortridge hockey

Andrew Shortridge

Anchorage’s Andrew Shortridge made of 10 of his 20 saves in the third period as the University of Quinnipiac edged Arizona State 2-1 in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional semifinals in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The 6-foot-4 junior goaltender picked up his career-high 18th win of the season, improving to 18-6-2.

The Mike Richter Award finalist leads the nation with a .941 save percentage and ranks second with a 1.49 goals-against average.

Quinnipiac (26-9-2) will face defending national champion Minnesota Duluth in the Midwest Regional Final on Sunday night with a shot at its first Frozen Four since 2016.

Shortridge is the lone Alaska skater still playing in the NCAA Tournament.

Anchorage’s David Carle is the head coach at the University of Denver, which just punched its ticket to the Frozen Four.