University of Alaska Anchorage goaltender Rob Gunderson, who backstopped the host Seawolves to back-to-back victories over conference rival Colorado College last weekend, is the Red Baron ® WCHA Rookie of the Week for Jan. 18, 2011.
A 6-1, 190-pound freshman from Lethbridge, Alberta, Gunderson was the player of the game both nights as Alaska Anchorage toppled the visiting Tigers 4-1 last Friday (Jan. 14) and 2-1 last Saturday (Jan. 15) at Sullivan Arena. Making his seventh and eighth straight starts between the pipes, he stopped 38 of 40 shots on goal in the series for a .950 save percentage, recorded four shutout periods, surrendered just one even-strength goal and helped hold Colorado College to just one power-play goal in 11 man-advantage opportunities. He made 21 saves in the victory last Friday night and 17 saves in the win last Saturday, including breakaways and point-blank shots.
So far this season, Gunderson owns a 6-7-2 overall record, a 2.39 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage over 903:53 of playing time in nets.