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Galajda, Baker, Zerter-Gossage make ECAC sweep

BCHL alums playing at Ivy League programs formed a clean sweep of the ECAC Hockey weekly awards this week.

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Victoria Grizzlies graduate Matthew Galajda of Cornell was named goaltender of the week after posting two wins, both shutouts, making the rest of his stats easy to tabulate: a 0.00 goals-against average and a 1.00 save percentage. Both victories came over Colgate as part of a home-and-home conference series and they were the fourth and fifth shutouts of the season for the freshman netminder from Aurora, Ont. The 6-foot, 187-pound Galajda now has a 12-2-1 record, a .930 save percentage and a 1.66 goals-against average for the Big Red in his first NCAA campaign.

Galajda played two seasons with the Grizzlies posting a career BCHL mark of 43-32-2, seven shutouts, a .918 save percentage and a 2.52 goals-against average.

Former Wenatchee Wild standout Matt Baker earned the conference’s rookie of the week award for his two goals, including a game-winner, and a helper for the Dartmouth Big Green as they secured wins over St. Lawrence and Clarkson. Both games were 3-2 finals and Baker supplied both his goals in the Clarkson game against the No. 2-ranked team in NCAA hockey. His power-play goal in the third was the difference. Baker, a native of Midhurst, Ont., leads the Big Green with eight goals in his freshman season.

With Wenatchee, Baker played two seasons and tallied 39 goals and 46 assists for 85 points in 108 career games.

At Harvard, former Penticton Vees star Lewis Zerter-Gossage earned the ECAC Hockey player of the week nod after notching three goals and two assists as the Crimson earned a tie and a win against Clarkson and St. Lawrence respectively. Zerter-Gossage had two goals in a wild 6-6 tie against Clarkson and put up a goal and two helpers in a 4-3 victory over St. Lawrence. With 7-12-19 in 19 games this season, the Montreal native is second in Harvard scoring.

In his lone BCHL season in Penticton, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound forward had 18 goals and 28 assists for 46 points in 57 games.