Sivnert named MCHA Defensive Player of the Week

Posted on: February 19th, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University’s Fabian Sivnert has been named the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week.

Sivnert (Hollviken, Sweden), a freshman goaltender, earned the honor after picking up a win and a tie in last weekend’s series with Lake Forest College. Sivnert posted a 1.44 goals against average and .961 save percentage in the two games.

In Lawrence’s 2-1 victory over Lake Forest last Friday, Sivnert stopped 37 shots. In a 2-2 overtime tie at Lake Forest on Saturday, Sivnert again made 37 saves. All three goals scored by the Foresters on the weekend came on the power play.

On the season, Sivnert has a .905 save percentage and 3.28 goals against average. Sivnert, a transfer from Bemidji State University, joined the team in late December. This is the first conference award for Sivnert, who is the third Lawrence player this season to be honored. Forward Logan Lemirande (Janesville, Wis.) was named Player of the Week, and defenseman Brandon Boelter (Saginaw, Mich.) earned Freshman of the Week honors.

The three points earned by the Vikings last weekend moved Lawrence into second place in the MCHA’s Northern Division. Lawrence will host the MCHA quarterfinal playoff series against Northland College on Friday and Saturday.

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