Lyon Named Rookie of Week

Alex Lyon. (photo by Jack Warhola)
Alex Lyon. (photo by Jack Warhola)

Yale Frosh Earns ECAC Award


ALBANY, N.Y. – Alex Lyon, the freshman goalie on the Yale men's hockey team, has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week after helping the Bulldogs to a pair of wins last week at home.

The Baudette, Minn., native stopped 31 of 32 shots he faced over four periods of work. Lyon stopped all 10 shots he faced in the first period of the Dec. 27 exhibition against the Russian Red Stars. Two days later he had 21 saves on 22 attempts in a 4-1 win over Holy Cross on Dec. 29.

Lyon's career-high, 48 saves on Nov. 9 at Quinnipiac were the most since Nick Maricic '13 had 49 at Harvard in the 2012 ECAC playoffs (2 OT).

He has a 2.44 goals against average and a .912 save percentage.