Kangas honored by WCHA
The awards keep piling up for Rochester Century graduate Alex Kangas.
The University of Minnesota sophomore goalie was named the WCHA’s Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday for the second time this season. He shared the honor with St. Cloud State goalie Jase Weslosky, who limited Denver University to three goals in a weekend sweep.
Kangas backstopped the No. 1-ranked Gophers (6-0-4) to a three-point weekend against Michigan Tech this past weekend. The Gophers and the Huskies tied 2-2 on Saturday afternoon, then Kangas notched his first college shutout on Sunday when the Gophers won 3-0 at Mariucci Arena.
Kangas stopped 38 shots in his shutout victory on Sunday. He stopped 24 of 26 shots in Saturday’s tie. He had a 0.96 goals-against average and a .969 save percentage for the two-game series.
Kangas earned his first shutout in his 41st college start. He has allowed one goal in a game 11 times.
Kangas, who has started every game for the Gophers this season, has a 1.84 GAA and a .936 save percentage this season.