34 Alex Lyon
34 Alex Lyon
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Baudette, MN
High School: Omaha (USHL)
Position: G
Major: Political Science

Notes: Owns school record for career goals against (1.88), save percentage (.931), wins (50) and shutouts (15)... Has Yale's single-season milestones in GAA (1.62), SP (.936) and SHO (7)... His 2,359 saves are 3rd all-time at Yale... Top save night was 48 in 3-3 tie at Quinnipiac on 11/9/13... 2-time All-American... Only two-time Ken Dryden Award recipient.

2015-16: Richter Award finalist... Hobey Baker Top 10 finalist.. AHCA First-Team All-America... uscho.com First-Team All-America... ECAC Hockey's Ken Dryden Award... First-team All-ECAC... First-team All-Ivy League and All-New England... Set the school record for career goalie victories (50) this season... Broke the record (43rd) in grand style, stopping all 29 shots in a 3-0 win over RPI while adding to another school record with a 13th (15 total) career shutout... January and Feburary ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Month.

2014-15: Selected for spot on the U.S. National Team at the IIHF World Championships... First-Team AHCA/CCM All-America… First-Team All-ECAC… First-Team All-New England… First-Team All-Ivy League… Ken Dryden Award (top ECAC goalie)… MVP of the 2014 Liberty Hockey Invitational… Received Tim Taylor Cup for MVP of Nov. 15 game at Harvard… Led nation in goals against (1.62), save percentage (.939) and shutouts (7), all of which are school records… Also set a Yale record for career (10) shutouts… One of five finalists for the Mike Richter Award as the nation's top Division I goalie…. Played 12 games against teams with offenses ranked in Division I's top 20 and stopped 93 percent of the shots with three shutouts.... J. Murray Murdoch Award as Yale's team MVP.

2013-14: Ivy League co-Rookie of the Year... Team rookie of year... Made 796 saves, seventh most at Yale ever... His 2.41 GAA ranks eighth at school, .918 SP is sixth... Shutouts vs. Brown, RPI and Harvard (ECAC playoffs)... Stopped 48 shots at QU in his third collegiate appearance... March 7-8 ECAC Goalie of Week... Dec. 26-29 ECAC Rookie of Week.

Off the Ice:

  • Worked at the The Course at Yale summer 2014
  • Volunteer for community service activities while playing for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL
  • National Honor Society Member at Lake of the Woods High School

Before Yale: Two-time team MVP for Omaha Lancers of USHL… 2012-13 second-team All-USHL… 2011-12 USHL All-Rookie Team… Recorded a 2.65 GAA in 50 games with a .916 save pct in 2012-13… Earned 12 letters between three sports at Lake of the Woods High School… 2011 Frank Brimsek Award (Senior Goalie of Year in Minnesota)… First-team all-state… Two-time all-conference in football… Two-time all-section in baseball… High school "A" Honor Roll junior and senior years.

Personal: Alexander Augustus Lyon (lion) is the son of Tim and Deb Lyon… Dad graduated from Yale in 1982… Grandfather, Pro Lyon '54, and great-grandfather, Mansfield Lyon'20S, are Yale graduates... Enjoys golf, fishing and cooking… Worked at a resort doing grounds maintenance… Political science major… Up to age six, he lived on an island and went to school in a one-room building with his sister... Political science major.


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