UMaine goalie Martin Ouellette is one of 18 candidates for the inaugural Mike Richter Award, which will honor the top goalie in NCAA hockey. The winner will be announced during the Frozen Four Event in April.

The award is named after former University of Wisconsin goaltender Mike Richter who went on to have a great NHL career with the New York Rangers, including winning the Stanley Cup in 1994.

The Herb Brooks Foundation and Let's Play Hockey are sponsors of the new award.

Also on the list of 18 goalies is Providence College netminder Jon Gillies. He is from South Portland.

Candidate

School

Year

W-L-T

GAA

SV%

SO

Sam Brittain

Denver

Senior

13-11-6

2.10

.931

4

Aaron Crandall

Minnesota Duluth

Senior

11-9-3

2.77

.903

0

Thatcher Demko

Boston College

Freshman

13-1-3

1.74

.937

2

Ryan Faragher

St. Cloud State

Junior

16-6-4

2.62

.910

1

Jon Gillies

Providence

Sophomore

14-7-5

2.23

.926

3

Connor Hellebuyck

UMass Lowell

Sophomore

12-6-2

1.90

.929

3

Jake Hildebrand

Michigan State

Sophomore

8-13-7

2.22

.931

2

Andy Iles

Cornell

Senior

13-7-5

2.26

.920

0

CJ Motte

Ferris State

Junior

22-5-3

2.22

.928

3

Zach Nagelvoort

Michigan

Freshman

10-7-2

2.26

.927

1

Martin Ouellette

Maine

Senior

14-11-4

2.17

.929

3

Joel Rumpel

Wisconsin

Junior

16-4-1

1.83

.936

2

Jimmy Sarjeant

Mercyhurst

Junior

16-4-5

2.33

.934

1

Colin Stevens

Union

Junior

19-4-2

2.10

.922

4

Steve Summerhays

Notre Dame

Senior

17-22-2

1.90

.929

7

Jason Torf

Air Force

Senior

11-6-4

2.60

.911

1

Adam Wilcox

Minnesota

Sophomore

20-4-5

1.97

.931

3

Clay Witt

Northeastern

Junior

16-8-3

2.17

.940

4

Courtesy: Mike Richter Award