FSU Ice Hockey
Regina, Saskatchewan/Humboldt (SJHL)
Bulldog senior goaltender Taylor Nelson was selected as this issue’s “Athlete of the Week” following outstanding performances in FSU’s two-game sweep of Bowling Green State University (Feb. 17–18). In Friday’s game, Nelson nearly shutout the Falcons’ offense as the nationally top-ranked Bulldogs posted a 5–1 victory over visiting BGSU. He made 19 saves to earn the win. In Saturday night’s 4–1 win, Nelson notched 21 saves for FSU. With his help, the Bulldogs improved to 22−8−4 overall and 16−6−4 in CCHA play. As a result of Saturday’s victory, FSU clinched a share of the CCHA regular-season title. It is the first conference championship for the program since the 2002-03 season.
This season Nelson has appeared in 19 games for the Bulldogs. He has recorded 492 saves and allowed just 45 goals. In addition, Nelson has amassed a .916 overall saves percentage.
Come watch Nelson and the rest of the FSU ice hockey team as they host Western Michigan University Feb. 25 in the regular-season finale as the Bulldogs try to win sole possession of the CCHA Championship. The contest is scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. n