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Rickbest

While at Michigan Tech shaved the goaltending with future Hockey Hall of Famer Tony Esposito. In the three years, Best played 39 games, Mr. Zero 51. On March 19, 1965,
Best recorded the first shutout in NCAA tournament play against Brown.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

    Scoring  Stats   Goalie  Stats
Season Team League GD G A PIM GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SVs SV%
1961-62 Winnipeg Braves MJHL 39 0 0 0 39 9 22 8 2350 168 0 4.30 .837
1962-63 Winnipeg Braves MJHL 37 0 0 4 37 14 20 3 2245 142 1 3.83 .880
1963-64 Michigan Tech Huskies (see note) 1st Year
1964-65 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 0 0 6 14 840 42 3.00
1965-66 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 0 0 0 10 600 24 0 2.40
1966-67 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 0 0 0 15 900 45 3.00
1967-68 Dayton Gems IHL 0 1 2 31 1750 123 0 4.22

Note: Freshmen were not allowed to play on the varsity team.

PlayoffsEdit

    Scoring  Stats   Goalie  Stats
Season Team League GD G A PIM GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SVs SV%
1962-63 Winnipeg Braves MJHL 3 0 0 2 3 0 3 0 180 18 0 6.00
Brandon Wheat Kings Memorial Cup 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 200 17 0 5.67 118 .874
1964-65 Michigan Tech Huskies NCAA 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 60 0 1 0.00 20 1.000
1967-68 Dayton Gems IHL 0 0 2 7 442 24 0 3.24

Awards & Achievements Edit

  • Played in MJHL / SJHL All-Star Game (1962 & 1963)
  • MJHL Second All-Star Team (1962 & 1963)
  • Western Collegiate Hockey Association Championship (1965)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship (1965)
  • WCHA Second All-Star Team (1967)
  • NCAA All-American (1967)

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