The five finalists for the 2017 Mike Richter Award, which honors the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men’s Division I hockey, were announced Thursday.
The fourth annual award will be presented at the Frozen Four in two weeks in Chicago.
|Michael Bitzer||Jr.||Bemidji State||22-14-3, 1.71, .932|
|Tanner Jaillet||Jr.||Denver||24-5-4, 1.82, .930|
|Hunter Miska||Fr.||Minnesota Duluth||24-4-5, 2.23, .917|
|Cal Petersen||Jr.||Notre Dame||21-11-5, 2.14, .928|
|Charles Williams||Sr.||Canisius||21-7-5, 1.82, .943|
Past winners of the award include Thatcher Demko (Boston College, 2016), Zane McIntyre (North Dakota, 2015) and Connor Hellebuyck (UMass Lowell, 2014).
Candidates for the award were determined by nominations from all 60 NCAA Division I men’s hockey head coaches. The 10 semifinalists, five finalists and winner are selected by a committee of coaches, scouts and members of the media.