Potsdam’s Tardelli named to ECAC West all-rookie hockey team
POTSDAM – Freshman SUNY Potsdam Bears goaltender Abby Tardelli of Potsdam (North Country Ice Storm) earned All-ECAC West all-rookie team honors for the 2013-14 season.
Tardelli put up strong numbers in her rookie season with the Bears. On Nov. 2, the Potsdam native got the start in between the pipes in her hometown as the college re-opened newly renovated Maxcy Ice Arena. She stopped all 20 shots she faced in 31:15 against Saint Michael’s despite getting a no-decision. She then earned her first collegiate win and shutout on Dec. 6, blanking the very same Purple Knights 2-0 with 19 saves. She finished the regular season with a 2-5 record in six starts, a 3.79 goals-against-average and a .892 save percentage.
The Bears (12-9-4, 7-5-4 ECAC West) return to the postseason for the third straight year this weekend when they head back to the Utica Auditorium to face Utica College in the first round of the playoffs. The teams square off at noon on Sunday, March 2, with a trip to the ECAC West semifinals at Plattsburgh on the line.