30 Ben Bishop
30 Ben Bishop
Birth Date: 11/21/1986
Height: 6-7
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Des Peres, Mo.
Position: Goalie
Throws: Texas Tornado

2006-07: Started the first 27 games of the season for the Black Bears and played in 34 total games ... 34 games played was fourth-most in a season by a Maine goalie ... 819 saves on the season were fifth-most in a single season at Maine ... Missed six games due to injury ... Posted a 2.14 goals against average and a .923 save percentage ... Save percentage was third-best in a single-season at Maine ... Goals against average was eighth in the nation and save percentage was ninth ... Recorded three shutouts on the season and had a shutout streak of 118:20 ... Allowed only one goal in 12 games on the season ... First career shutout was against Providence (12/1) when he stopped all 30 shots ... Second shutout was also against the Friars (1/20) with 40 saves in the game ... Added a 3-0 shutout win over Merrimack (2/23) with 25 saves ... Had an assist on the game-winning power play goal against UMass-Lowell (1/5) ... Posted a career-high 42 saves against UMass-Lowell (1/6) ... Made 33 saves and allowed only one goal in the NCAA Regional win over St. Cloud State (3/23) ... Allowed one goal and made 35 saves in the NCAA Regional Final win over Massachusetts (3/24) ... Named to the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament team ... Recorded 29 saves in the Frozen Four against Michigan State (4/5) ... Earned Hockey East Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors after making 29 saves in the win over Minnesota (10/6) ... Also earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors on October 23 after giving up only three goals in two wins at North Dakota ... Named Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for October and also Hockey Commissioners Association Player of the Month in October ... Named to the Florida College Classic All-Tournament Team ... Member of Hockey East All-Academic Team.

2005-06: Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team ... Played in 31 games with a 2.28 goals against average and a .907 save percentage ... Posted a 21-8-2 record, with the eighth best winning percentage in the nation ... Allowed only one goal in ten games ... Started the year strong, allowing only three goals in a two-game sweep of Denver ... Allowed only one goal each in wins over Alabama-Huntsville (10/21) and Boston College (10/28) ... Allowed just two goals in the Hockey East Semifinals against Boston College (3/17) and had 25 saves ... Earned Hockey East Player of the Week honors for allowing only one goal in each game of a weekend sweep of Boston College (2/18), making 51 saves in the two games ... Recorded 25 saves in a 6-1 win over Harvard (3/25) in the NCAA East Regionals ... Had 33 saves in Maine's win over Michigan State (3/26) to win the NCAA East Regional ... Was named to the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team ... Named Hockey East Rookie of the Month in October and February ... Named Hockey East Rookie of the Week three times on the season (10/10, 10/17 and 10/31) ... Earned Hockey East Goaltender of the Month honors in October and February ... Also named CSTV/HCA Rookie of the Month in February, as he was 6-1-1 in the month ... Earned Maine's Howard Neville Rookie of the Year Award ... Named a Maine Scholar-Athlete "Rising Star."

BEFORE MAINE: Played in 45 games for the Texas Tornado of the NAHL with a 35-8 overall record in 2004-05 ... He posted five shutouts and had a 1.93 goals against average and a .920 save percentage ... He led the NAHL in wins and was second in shutouts and goals against ... Texas Tornado won the 2005 NAHL Championship under coach Tony Curtale ... Bishop was named to the NAHL first team All-Rookie Team ... Also earned the Texas Tornado Rookie of the Year Award ... In 2003-04 played for the St. Louis AAA Amateur Blues Midget Majors, playing in a total of 37 games with a 2.27 goals against average and four shutouts ... Attended Chaminade College Prep ... Was selected in the third round (85th overall) in the 2005 NHL Draft by the St. Louis Blues.

PERSONAL: Born November 21, 1986 ... Son of Cynthia and Benjamin Bishop, Jr. ... A business major.

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