MEDFORD – A stellar performance in net has earned freshman goalie Josh Sarlo of the Tufts University men's hockey team a share of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week honor.
Sarlo made 59 saves on Friday night to lead the Jumbos in a 1-1 tie at #8 in the nation Trinity College. The 59 saves are tied for the fourth-most by a Tufts goalie in team history. It was the most stops by a Jumbo goaltender since All-American Scott Barchard posted 60 saves against the University of New England during the 2009-10 season.
This is the first Tufts Hockey conference Player of the Week honor since Sean Kavanagh was recognized on February 6, 2017. Mason Pulde was the last Tufts goalie to win the award on January 18, 2016. Barchard was the last Tufts freshman to win the NESCAC's weekly honor on February 23, 2009.
Sarlo was Co-Player of the Week along with Mike Armstrong from Williams College.
In the second period of the game against the Bantams Sarlo made a remarkable 28 saves. He followed that up with 19 more saves in the third period to preserve the tie for the Jumbos. The point was the first for the Jumbos against the Bantams since they opened the 2016-17 season with a 3-1 victory over Trinity at home.
In 273 minutes of action this season (five games), Sarlo has recorded a .957 save percentage with 157 stops on 164 shots on goal. He carries a 1.54 goals against average. The Jumbo back-up for the first semester of games, his 273 minutes played don't qualify him to rank among the national or league leaders.
He had a shutout in his career debut against Saint Michael's College on November 27.