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Freshman goaltender Matt Galajda was named NCAA First Star of the Week.

February 13, 2018

Galajda Earns Another NCAA Weekly Honor After Pair of North Country Shutouts

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No. 4 Cornell men’s hockey scored just one goal in two games during a tough North Country road trip. Thanks to freshman goaltender Matt Galajda, though, the Red still came away with three key ECAC points.

Galajda was named the NCAA’s First Star of the Week after shutting out Clarkson in a 0-0 tie Friday and St. Lawrence in a 1-0 win Saturday. He stopped all 50 shots that came his way in the pair of contests. It’s the second time this season that Galajda has been named First Star.

Galajda leads the nation with eight shutouts and a 1.47 goals against average. His .941 save percentage is third-best.

The rookie’s eight shutouts are third-most in a single season in Cornell history and most ever for a Cornell freshman.

Galajda was also named Goaltender of the Week and Rookie of the Week in the ECAC.

The Red, having clinched a first-round ECAC playoff bye, hosts Brown and Yale this weekend in its final two regular season home games.