Five conferences and one independent are represented among the 10 semifinalists for the 2019 Mike Richter Award, which were revealed Thursday. The annual award honors the top Division I men’s goaltender.
Last year’s winner, Notre Dame’s Cale Morris (Larkspur, Colo./Waterloo-USHL), is among the semifinalists and could become the first two-time winner in the award’s six-year history.
Other semifinalists include:
- National save percentage leader Andrew Shortridge (Anchorage, Alaska/Vernon-BCHL) of Quinnipiac
- National wins leader Jake Kielly (Eden Prairie, Minn./Tri-City-USHL) of Clarkson
- National shutout leaders Joey Daccord (Boston, Mass./Muskegon-USHL/OTT) of Arizona State and Hayden Hawkey (Parker, Colo./Omaha-USHL/EDM) of Providence
- Defending national champion Hunter Shepard (Cohasset, Minn./Bismarck-NAHL) of Minnesota Duluth.
Five finalists for the 2019 Mike Richter Award will be announced March 28, with the winner celebrated on Friday, April 12, at the Frozen Four in Buffalo.
|2019 Mike Richter Award Semifinalists|
|Joey Daccord||Arizona State|
|Dryden McKay||Minnesota State|
|Cale Morris||Notre Dame|
|Tommy Nappier||Ohio State|
|Hunter Shepard||Minnesota Duluth|