Munson named WCHA Goaltender of the Week

David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette Michigan Tech’s Patrick Munson was named the WCHA Goaltender of the Week on Monday.

EDINA, Minn. — Michigan Tech’s Patrick Munson was named the WCHA Goaltender of the Week on Monday after leading the Huskies to a WCHA sweep at Alaska over the weekend.

Munson, a native of Hugo, Minnesota, had a .936 save percentage in the series, making a WCHA-best 73 saves in the two games. He had 39 saves Friday in a 5-4 overtime win and stopped 34-of-35 shots in a 5-1 win Saturday. The junior goaltender has a 7-5-3 record, a 2.72 goals against average, and a .907 save percentage. He has been the goaltender of record as Tech is unbeaten in five of its last six games. Munson leads WCHA goaltenders with seven overall wins this season.

Tech is tied with Connecticut and Wisconsin for the nation’s lead in games played with 17. The Huskies are 7-6-4 overall and 5-5-4-1 in the WCHA. They have this weekend off before hosting Ferris State (Dec. 8-9) and Lake Superior State (Dec. 15-16) in December.