Milner Earns 2nd Straight League Weekly Honor
Feb. 27, 2012
Boston College goaltender Parker Milner has earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second straight week after stopping all 54 shots faced in a two-game weekend sweep of Providence last week.
Milner stopped 54 shots faced in just under 110 minutes of action in victories over Providence on Friday, Feb. 24 (3-0) and Saturday, Feb. 25 (7-0). The 6-foot-1, 197-pound junior extended his shutout streak to 140:18.
Milner and BC are winners of nine straight games during which the team is averaging 4.3 goals per game and 1.3 goals against per game. BC has scored at least one power-play goal in each victory and 11 in total. The team has scored five shorthanded goals during this stretch.
The award marks the second weekly distinction from the league this season. The Pittsburgh, Pa. native previously earned the honor on Feb. 20 after limited three ranked opponents to two goals or fewer in three victories.
Milner is 19-5-0 as a starting goaltender in 2011-12. He has a 1.98 goals against average and a .921 save percentage. In 46 career starts during his three collegiate seasons, he is 32-9-1 with a 2.18 GAA and a .914 save percentage.
Boston College (23-10-1, 17-7-1 Hockey East) is atop the Hockey East standings and has claimed the No. 1 ranking in both national polls released on Monday.
Next the Eagles will host Vermont twice - on Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. - to conclude the 2011-12 regular season. Both games are to be televised by the CBS Sports Network.