NMU goaltender Atte Tolvanen ties NCAA record with fifth straight shutout

Photo by Andrew Knapik/MiHockey

Photo by Andrew Knapik/MiHockey

 

By @MichaelCaples –

Atte Tolvanen’s placing himself firmly in the goaltending record books for the NCAA.

The Northern Michigan netminder recorded his fifth straight shutout tonight with a 2-0 victory over Alaska.

In a performance that featured a career-high 48 saves for the native of Vihti, Finland, Tolvanen tied Lake Superior State’s Blaine Lacher for the NCAA men’s hockey record in consecutive shutouts, which Lacher set in 1993-94.

Tolvanen hasn’t been scored on for 335:39. He has made an astonishing 207 consecutive saves.