Bowling Green goalie Tommy Burke is the Western Collegiate Hockey Association defensive player of the week, the league announced Monday.
The junior stopped 62-of-66 shots (.939 save percentage) in the Falcons’ 3-2, 3-2 sweep at Alaska (Fairbanks). It was the Falcons’ first sweep at Fairbanks since the 1995-96 season.
He had 26 saves in Friday’s win and a season-high 36 stops in Saturday’s victory. He had 17 saves in the third period Saturday.
Burke also helped the Falcons kill off seven of Alaska’s eight power plays in the series, including back-to-back 5 on 3s in the first period Saturday when BG held a 1-0 lead.
He’s 3-1-1 in five games this season, posting a 1.97 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage.
Burke has started BG’s last three games, all Falcon victories. In those three games, he’s stopped 88-of-93 shots for a 1.67 goals-against and a .946 save percentage.