UW's Rumpel saves way to WCHA honor

Posted-January 17th, 2012 3:39 pm

MADISON, Wis. – A pair of first-year players who made strong contributions to their respective teams over the weekend – goaltender Joel Rumpel of the University of Wisconsin and forward Ty Loney of the University of Denver – have been named Red Baron WCHA co-Rookies of the Week for Jan. 17.

Rumpel, a 6-3, 180-pounder from Swift Current, Saskatchewan, earned his first collegiate shutout with a 36-save, 4-0, gem against host Minnesota State last Friday (Jan. 13) and then went on to stop 29 of 31 shots on goal in a 3-0 setback to the Mavericks last Saturday (Jan. 14). One goal allowed was an empty-netter while the other two came on first period MSU power-plays. For the series, Rumpel stopped 65 of the 67 shots on goal he faced for a .970 saves percentage with four shutout periods.

Rumpel is now 7-5-2 with a 2.66 goals-against average, .915 save percentage and one shutout.

Loney helped DU to a two-game sweep over Bemidji State posting two goals on Friday and totaling three points on the weekend.

Also nominated: Danny Mattson, F, BSU; Peter Stoyewych, D, CC; Blake Pietila, F, MTU.

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