Firstie netminder Trevin Kozlowski was named to the 2021 Mike Richter Award Watch List by the Hockey Commissioner's Association on Tuesday. The award I s given annually to the top goaltender in NCAA men's Division I ice hockey and this year's watch list features 34 goalies. The list features 10 netminders from Atlantic Hockey, which is the most among the conferences around the nation.
Kozlowski has a 5-3-1 record this season in nine starts and is currently riding a six-game unbeaten streak with five-straight wins and a shootout victory on Saturday night at Sacred Heart. He has a 2.49 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. Kozlowski has made 30 or more stops in three games this season. In his career, Kozlowski has 27 wins between the pipes with a 2.37 GAA and a .906 save percentage.
“This is a strong group of goaltenders and one of them will join the already impressive list of past recipients,” said Joe Bertagna, Secretary-Treasurer of the HCA. “While we are pleased to assume responsibility for this award, I wish to thank everyone at “Let's Play Hockey” and the Herb Brooks Foundation who created and nurtured this award for the past seven years.”
A committee of voters — made up of a cross section of coaches, administrators, scouts and media — will pare this list down to approximately 15 names within the next two weeks and then ultimately choose the winner who will be announced in April during the NCAA Frozen Four. Read more.