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Alexandra Garcia
Alexandra-Garcia
Position Goaltender
Height
Weight
5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
160 lb (73 kg)
Hockey East Team Connecticut Huskies
Born June 13 1989 (1989-06-13) (age 27),
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Pro Career 2007 – present


Alexandra Garcia (born June 13, 1989) is an ice hockey goaltender for the Connecticut Huskies women's ice hockey program.

Playing careerEdit

Prior to joining the Huskies, Garcia played for the Dawson College Blues.[1] She led the Blues to the finals in the 2005 Canadian Championships (held in British-Columbia). Garcia was named the Player of the Game in the semifinals and finals. In 2005, her team took seventh place at the 2005 Jeux du Québec. [2] For the 2006-07 season, Garcia won the collegiate championship as she posted a 34-0-0 record with the Blues. In addition, she competed for Team Quebec at the 2007 Canada Winter Games and won a bronze medalist. Garcia was also a recipient of the Montreal Canadiens scholarship program in January 2008.[3]

Garcia BobGainey

Receiving the Montreal Canadiens scholarship from Bob Gainey.

NCAAEdit

In her rookie season (2008-09), she started six games and appeared in nine overall. Her first career start and first career win was on October 10, 2008 against the Colgate Raiders. The next day, she made 27 saves against the St. Lawrence Skating Saints. On February 28, she played in the Hockey East Quarterfinal versus the Providence Friars and she stopped 20 shots.


As a sophomore, Garcia ended the season seventh in the NCAA with a Huskies single-season record 1.60 goals-against average. She was fifth in the nation with a program-best six shutouts and fourth in the nation with a .931 save-percentage. She held opponents to a Hockey East conference low goals against average of 1.49.[4] Her 18 victories were a program-best, including 10 conference victories. On November 8, 2009, Garcia turned away a career-best 29 shots in 7-2 win versus the Maine Black Bears. On December 8, she would eclipse that mark by turning away 35 shots against the Harvard Crimson.


Her first career shutout was a 0-0 draw with the Boston College Eagles on November 14, 2009. Garcia was part of the Huskies squad that won the 2009 Nutmeg Classic. She was awarded the Laurie Bellevue Award for the goalie with the best save percentage at the Nutmeg Classic. [5] On January 29 and 30, Garcia posted consecutive shutouts against Hockey East opponents Boston University and Vermont. February 21 marked her sixth shutout of the year with an 18-save performance against Northeastern. In the Hockey East tournament semi-final, she stopped 32 shots against the Providence Friars. Despite making 31 saves in the Hockey East championship game, the Huskies were bested by Boston University.


On January 15 and 16, 2011, Garcia recorded 56 saves in a two game series against Vermont. In addition, she posted back-to-back shutouts against the Catamounts, including 35 on January 15.[6] Garcia recorded a .982 save percentage on January 19 and 20, while posting 54 saves and allowing just one goal. She posted her fifth shutout of the season on the 19th with a 31 save performance.[7]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • 2009 All-Academic Hockey East Team


  • 2010 All-Academic Hockey East Team


  • 2009 Laurie Bellevue Award


  • Hockey East Bauer Goaltender of the Month for January 2009


  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors (Week of December 7, 2009)


  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors (Week of March 1, 2010)


  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of January 17, 2011) [8]
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of January 24, 2011)
  • 2011 Hockey East Player of the Year runner-up[9]
  • 2011 Hockey East Second Team All-Star

Career statsEdit

NCAAEdit

Season GP GS GP MIN GA GAA SVS SV %' W L T


2008-09 9 6 402:29 14 2.09 147 .913 1 41


2009-10 33 33 1993:11 53 1.60 718 .931 18 87



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