Men's hockey player McKinney honored

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 25, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College first-year goalie Cody McKinney (Weston, Fla.), who allowed just one goal in two games and earned a 4-0 shutout of sixth-ranked Norwich University, was honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending February 24.

McKinney got his first collegiate shutout with 36 saves in Friday's victory over Norwich, which scored six goals against Bowdoin College the next day. He then stopped 31 shots in a 5-1 victory over Saint Michael's College on Saturday. McKinney had a scoreless streak of 148 minutes, 38 seconds before allowing a late third period power play goal to Saint Michael's.

McKinney has a .931 save percentage, a 2.04 goals against average, and a 13-4-1 record in conference games this year. He has season totals of a .921 save percentage, a 14-6-1 record, and a 2.28 goals against average while playing 91 percent of the minutes for Colby.

In the latest NESCAC statistics, McKinney ranks third in goals against average and fourth in save percentage.

The Mules earned the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC playoffs for the first time since the playoff system was started in the conference. Colby (14-8-1, 13-5-1 NESCAC) will play host to eighth-seeded Wesleyan University at 4 p.m. Saturday in a quarterfinal game.

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