November 17th, 2011 | Sports

Malcolm named goalie of the week

Jeff Malcolm has been named ECAC Goalie of the Week.
Jeff Malcolm has been named ECAC Goalie of the Week. Photo by Yale Athletics.

In his first season as the full-time starter for the men’s hockey team, goaltender Jeff Malcolm ’13 is off to a hot start.

After shutting out RPI and No. 13 Union last weekend, Malcolm was named ECAC Goalie of the Week. The junior netminder stopped all 72 shots he faced, including a career-high 45 against Union. The Engineers and Dutchmen combined for 13 power play opportunities but could not put the puck behind Malcolm.

Malcolm also tied a Yale record, set by Ryan Rondeau ’11 last year, with three consecutive shutouts, dating back two weeks to a 2–0 victory over No. 17 Colgate. Malcolm’s 1.33 goals allowed average ranks second in the nation while his .960 save percentage leads all Division I goalies.

The Bulldogs are currently ranked ninth in the country.