Syracuse goaltender Allie Kelley and forward Nea Tervonen are College Hockey America weekly award winners for their performance in a weekend sweep at Post. Kelley, who recorded her first Syracuse shutout and the 10th of her collegiate career, had 27 saves in two games, to earn the CHA Goaltender of the Week award. A first-year forward, Tervonen tallied a goal and won 30 faceoffs in the series.
Kelley, who recorded 18 saves in the second game, had a 93.1 save percentage in the series at Post. The clean slate in the opening game was the second time in program history, and the first since 2017-18, that an Orange goalie posted a shutout to start the season. A native of New Berne, N.Y., Kelley earned the starting goalie position in her first season at Syracuse after transferring from St. Anselm College.
A native of Tampere, Finland, Tervonen played in every situation in her first collegiate series, including power play and penalty kill. Her 15 faceoff wins in the season-opening win are the most for any Syracuse skater in their Orange debut and ties for the fourth-highest by any ‘Cuse player in program history.
The Orange will host Merrimack in a weekend series on Friday, October 6 (6 pm) and Saturday, October 7 (3 pm) at Tennity Ice Pavilion. All fans are encouraged to ‘Wear Orange’ for the home-opener on Friday.
2022-23 CHA Weekly Award Winners
October 2 Allie Kellie Goaltender of the Week
Nea Tervonen Rookie of the Week