Moon Township, Pa. - The Robert Morris University men's ice hockey team had a member of its 2012-2013 freshman class honored by the Atlantic Hockey Association for their performance this past week. Goaltender Terry Shafer (Penfield, N.Y. / New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs) was named the Travel Team USA Rookie of the Week after backstopping the Colonials to a 4-0 shutout of conference foe Canisius on this past Friday.
Shafer turned in a 24-save shutout of the Golden Griffins in only the second start of his career. The victory for the Colonials would also be Shafer’s first collegiate win. The freshman would help Robert Morris gain its footing in the first period as he steered aside the seven first period shots by the Golden Griffins. The goaltender remained poised while his team was on the penalty kill as for the first time in AHA play this season, the Colonials would not allow a power-play goal.
The shutout was the second of the season for the Colonials which ties a single-season for the program. The win for Robert Morris would be the team’s first victory on the road against Canisius since October 7, 2006.
Robert Morris will return to action this Saturday as they travel to Niagara for their second game of a five-game road trip. Faceoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.