February 25, 2008
INCH Player of the Week
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Freshman | Goaltender
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Colorado College

His Statistics: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 60 saves, 0 GA, 2 shutouts

His Impact: While Bachman's feats on the ice against Minnesota Duluth last weekend — becoming the first goalie in Colorado College history to shut out an opponent in both ends of a road series — were certainly remarkable, the fact that he was even in the lineup was no small feat.

The freshman goaltender missed practice Wednesday and Thursday to attend his grandmother's funeral in Salt Lake City and didn't join his teammates in Duluth until the wee hours Friday morning. Showing no ill effects from the demanding week, Bachman stopped 31 shots in the Tigers' 3-0 win Friday, then made 29 saves in a 4-0 win Saturday.

The consecutive whitewashes give Colorado College a four-point lead over second-place North Dakota in the race for the WCHA regular-season title with four games remaining. They also propelled Bachman to the national lead in both goals against average (1.71) and save percentage (.935). He also ranks third among Division I goaltenders behind Michigan's Billy Sauer and Miami's Jeff Zatkoff with 21 wins.

His Runners-Up: Brennan Barker, Alabama-Huntsville; Bryan Ewing, Boston University; Lee Jubinville, Princeton; Simon Lambert, RIT; Kevin Regan, New Hampshire; Matt Siddall, Northern Michigan; Jase Weslosky, St. Cloud State