Knight, LaFontaine, McKay voted three finalists for 2021 Mike Richter Award


From left, Spencer Knight, Jack LaFontaine, Dryden McKay.

The Hockey Commissioners Affiliation introduced Friday the ultimate three candidates for this 12 months’s Mike Richter Award, given yearly to the highest goalie in males’s NCAA Division I hockey since 2014.

Boston School sophomore Spencer Knight, Minnesota senior Jack LaFontaine, and Minnesota State junior Dryden McKay are the three finalists.

The winner of this 12 months’s award might be introduced in April throughout the Frozen 4.

The same award to acknowledge the highest feminine goalie within the NCAA was launched this season and the inaugural recipient was Northeastern College senior Aerin Frankel.

Knight was chosen Hockey East participant of the 12 months and is a Hobey Baker finalist. His GAA (2.13) and save proportion (.933) mirror his skills, as did his main Crew USA to a gold medal on the World Junior Match in January.

Goaltender of the 12 months within the Massive Ten, LaFontaine takes phenomenal numbers into the NCAA Regionals: a 1.74 GAA and a save proportion of .936. He was on the Massive Ten First Crew and is a Hobey Baker finalist.

Named WCHA participant of the 12 months, McKay was additionally named to All Decade Crew by the WCHA. His 1.40 GAA and .930 save proportion helped the Mavericks to the WCHA regular-season title and into the NCAA event. He’s a Hobey Baker finalist.

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