Jordan Tibbett of the Mercyhurst men’s hockey team was named the Atlantic Hockey Association’s Co-Goaltender of the Week on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
The award is given to the goalie of the week as voted by AHA coaches and the media.
Tibbett has won this award several times for his impressive performances in goal keeping. He is sharing the award with Robert Morris’ Terry Shafer.
“Foremost, winning the award is a testament to my teammates. These awards don’t come around without a lot of hard work by a lot of people,” Tibbett said.
The first place Laker’s played number two-ranked Bentley University, Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday Feb. 1.
Mercyhurst finished the weekend home-series 1-0-1, including a 2-2 tie, Friday and a 4-1 win Saturday.
Jordan Tibbett played in goal both games in place of injured Jimmy Sarjeant.
He saved 32 of 34 shots on Friday a long with saving 37 shots and allowed one goal on 38 shots on Saturday.
“Bentley is a talented team, top to bottom. To get three out of four possible points this weekend should be a confidence boost and motivation to achieve some goals we have for ourselves as a team,” Tibbett said.
These games count towards a national poll rankings, the USCHO.com and USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine Division I men’s hockey poll.
Mercyhurst is not ranked in the top 20, according to the USCHO poll.
The Lakers record is 13-2-4 in the conference and 15-10-5 overall which puts them in first place in the AHA conference.
When asked what the team is looking forward to next Tibbett said, “We’re really just trying to take it one day, one game at a time. Success is a process and it’s easy to lose sight of that.”
The next games for the Lakers will be played in Rochester, NY, as they take on the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers for another weekend series on Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15.