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Austin’s Schilling named goalie of the week

Alex Schilling was named NAHL Central goalie of the week after Austin picked up three more wins this past week, keeping pace amongst the leaders in the Central Division and pushing their winning streak to five straight games.

Schilling, 20, picked up the win in two of the three games and did not allow a goal in the action that he saw. The native of Medina, Minnesota came into Wednesday’s game in Brookings after the Bruins went down 4-0. Schilling stopped all 18 shots he saw the rest of the way as the Bruins came from behind to win in overtime, 5-4. 

On Saturday, Schilling was back in goal in Brookings and made 33 saves in a 2-0 shutout of the Blizzard. For the weekend, the Air Force recruit stopped all 51 shots that came his way in 96+ minutes of action.

Austin head coach Steve Howard was pleased with what Schilling gave the team.

“Alex really came up big for us this week. We put him in about halfway through the game on Wednesday and we were very fortunate to get two points that night, but we definitely could not have done it without Alex stopping all 18 shots that he faced,” Howard said. “He carried that over into Saturday and earned his second shutout of the season. The Air Force Academy is getting a really good goalie and an even better person next season.”