Monday, September 18, 2006

Ritter garners weekly NAHL honor

Marquette goalie Stephen Ritter posted a flawless 3-0 mark to compliment a 1.33 goals-against average and a .955 save percentage as the expansion Rangers posted a 3-1 record at the NAHL Showcase and was named the league's Defensive Player of ther Week.

“Stephen's play is exactly what we expected from him, and obviously what a club in our position as an expansion team needs,” said Rangers coach Leigh Mendelson. “His maturity and poise on the ice were a great help to our players as they got familiar with each other.”

A freshman at Providence College last season, the 19-year-old Ritter is a 4-2-4 transfer student eligible for Division I hockey in 2007-08.

“I certainly expect him to attract a lot of NCAA interest,” said Mendelson.

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