Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Greenham earns POW
The Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that Alaska sophomore Scott Greenham (Addison, ON) has been selected as the conference’s goalie of the week, for the week ending October 11.
Greenham stopped 43 of the 44 shots he faced in wins over Michigan and Mercyhurst to help his team capture the Kendall Hockey Classic title for the second straight year. He made 23 stops in a 2-0 shutout victory over Michigan on Friday night and rebounded with a 20 save performance in a 5-1 victory over Mercyhusrt on Saturday night.
Greenham started the season without letting up a goal in over 116 minutes of play before Mercyhurst scored a lone goal in the third period on Saturday. Greenham improved his career record to 5-0-1 while assisting on a goal in the Nanooks win over Mighigan.
On Friday, the Nanooks used goals from Joe Sova and Chad Gehon to capture a non-conference victory. Justin Filzen, Ron Meyers and Greenham all picked up assists while Greenham turned away all 23 shots for his first career shutout.
Saturday’s game saw the Blue and Gold jump out to a 4-0 lead through two period to cruise to a 5-1 victory. The Nanooks shut down the Mercyhurst power play allowing no goals on four attempts and limiting the Lakers to only four shots. Dion Knelsen tallied four points (2g, 2a) and Cody Butcher netted the eventual game winner.
This is Greenham’s second CCHA player of the week award. Last season he earned CCHA Goalie of the Week for the week of October 14-20.
The Blue and Gold return to Fairbanks to host the second annual Brice Alaska Goal Rush on Oct. 16-17, when Alaska Anchorage, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Robert Morris join the Nanooks at the Carlson Center. Friday UAA opens tournament play against RPI at 4:05 p.m. and the Nanooks take on RMU at 7:35 p.m. Saturday the Seawolves meet RMU at 3:05 p.m. and Alaska faces RPI in the final game at 6:35 p.m.