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Pelino earns weekly conference honours

Pelino-collegeIn a fight for playoff position in the Atlantic Hockey standings, the Bentley University Falcons had a tough road assignment last weekend at Robert Morris but emerged with three of a possible four point thanks in large part to former Chilliwack Chiefs netminder Aidan Pelino.

Allowing just one goal for the weekend, Pelino earned his first NCAA shutout in a 3-0 win Friday and followed that with just one goal against in a 1-1 draw Saturday.

Pelino’s .984 save percentage for the weekend set (60 saves on 61 shots) earned him the Atlantic Hockey Association’s goalie of the week nod. The native of Oakville, Ont. made 28 saves in the shutout and turned away 32 shots the next night.

For the season, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound netminder is 3-2-2 with a 2.57 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage.

Bentley is now 9-10-5 in conference play this season, putting them in eighth currently.

With Chilliwack over two seasons, Pelino registered a career mark of 40-23-3 to go along with a 2.84 goals-against average, a .902 save percentage and two shutouts.