Snikeris Named ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week

Jackee Snikeris. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Dec. 1, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sophomore Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.), who helped Yale to a 4-1 upset of then-No. 4 BU Tuesday and also won the Belliveau Award as the top goaltender at the Nutmeg Classic, has been named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week.

Snikeris stopped 56 of 60 shots (.933) for the week, posting a 1.34 goals-against average. She made 18 saves Tuesday in the upset of BU, then got her fifth career shutout with 17 saves against Quinnipiac in a 2-0 win in the first round of the Nutmeg Classic Friday. She made 21 saves Saturday against UConn in the Nutmeg Classic championship game and won the Belliveau Award as the top goaltender at the tournament, earning the award named after Yale All-American Laurie Belliveau '98.

Snikeris allowed just one even-strength goal for the week. For the season she has a .905 save percentage and a 2.66 goals-against average. Last year she set the school record for goals-against average (2.18) and had the fourth-best save percentage in school history (.921).

Prior to Yale Snikeris played for the Connecticut Polar Bears and attended the Taft School.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity