Milner Earns Conference Recognition
Oct. 29, 2012
Boston College goaltender Parker Milner has earned a share of Hockey East Association Player of the Week honors with Merrimack's Mike Collins, the league announced on Monday.
Milner stopped 63-of-66 shots faced in backstopping Boston College to a pair of league wins over 11th-ranked UMass-Lowell. He stopped a season-high 38 shots in a 1-0 win over the River Hawks in the Tsongas Center on Friday to mark his second shutout in as many games. Additionally, it marked the sixth shutout in Milner's 61-game career. He has recorded four shutouts in his last nine starts dating back to last season.
He registered 25 saves in the team's 6-3 home win over the River Hawks on Sunday, surrendering his first goal against in 161 minutes, 42 seconds on a second-period score by Michael Colatone.
A 6-foot-1, 188-pound product of Pittsburgh, Pa., Milner is 4-1-0 with a 1.98 goals against average and a .931 save percentage this season. He is 46-10-1 with a 1.95 goals against average and a .926 save percentage in his 61-game collegiate career.
Boston College (4-1-0, 4-1-0 Hockey East), which maintained its position as the No. 1 ranked team in the nation according to USCHO.com weekly poll also released on Monday, is back in action at Maine (1-6-0, 0-2-0 HE) on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Following Friday's game, the Eagles return to Chestnut Hill, Mass., to host Massachusetts on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.