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Hafner Named NCHC Goalie of the Week

by Carolyn Binder

Courtesy WMU Athletics

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (WKZO) -- Western Michigan's Lukas Hafner has been named the National Collegiate Hockey Association Bauer Goalie of the Week after his MVP perfomance leading to WMU's Great Lakes Invitational Championship.

Harner (Toledo, Ohio/Cornwall Colts, CCHL) finished the GLI with a perfect 2-0-0 record, a .969 save percentage and a 0.96 goals against average. In the semifinals he made 30 saves, with 11 on coming during seven Michigan power plays, in WMU's upset over the No. 3 ranked Wolverines. In the GLI Championship game he made 33 saves to shutout Michigan Tech in the 1-0 overtime win. 

The sophomore netminder was named to the GLI All-Tournament Team and was voted the GLI MVP. Hafner has put up exceptional numbers so far this season with a 4-2-0 record in five starts, a .947 save percentage and a 1.26 goals against average. 

The Broncos are back in action and host rivals Miami on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from the WMU ticket office at 1-888-4-WMUTIX and at www.wmubroncos.com/tickets.