Hamline News

January 24, 2011

Christian earns MIAC honor

Christian had a tremendous two games in goal as he helped the Pipers to their first weekend sweep of the Tommies in at least 25 years.

The two wins also kept the Pipers as the lone MIAC team without a conference loss this season. Hamline now sits alone atop the conference standings with 14 points.

Christian recorded 30 saves in Friday's 6-0 shutout at the Coliseum, including six power play shots. He was peppered late in the game, stopping the puck 16 times in the third period alone.

He then tallied 36 saves in a 2-1 road win on Saturday. He also had to turn back six power play shots and 16 shots in the third period on Saturday night.

Christian is the fourth Piper to earn the MIAC men's hockey athlete of the week honor and is the third so honored in three weeks. On November 22, defenseman Tim Olson (Jr., Apple Valley, Minn.) received the honor while forward Brian Arrigoni (Jr., Saint Paul, Minn.) took the award on January 10. Last week, forward Jordan Van Gilder (Jr., Lino Lakes, Minn.) took home the award.

Hamline, ranked #11 in the latest USCHO.com national poll released today, is 11-3-3, 6-0-2 MIAC. The Pipers next take on Augsburg, hosting the Auggies on Friday, January 28, at 7:00 p.m.