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Paul Dainton Named UMass Athlete Of The Week

Paul Dainton


Paul Dainton

Nov. 16, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. - After making a career-high 43 saves, including 18 in the third period in last Saturday's 3-3 tie at No. 8 New Hampshire, UMass hockey senior goalie and captain Paul Dainton has been named the UMass Athlete of the Week. Dainton will be honored this Wednesday at the UMass Sports Luncheon which will be held in Room 1009 of the Campus Center starting at 12:15 PM.

Saturday was Dainton's only appearance of the weekend as freshman Jeff Teglia started in goal on Friday night. In Saturday's tie, Dainton made 11 saves in the first period, 10 saves in the second, 18 in the third and four in overtime.

Dainton's previous career-high was 42 saves also coming against New Hampshire in the 4-3 overtime win at the Mullins Center last November.

For his career, he now has 2,501 saves which is just 90 shy of tying Gabe Winer for second and 549 away from tying Brian Regan's school record of 3,050 career saves.

He is also two games shy of hitting the century mark for games played (98). All told, in his fourth season between the pipes, Dainton has played 5,599 minutes, has a career goals-against-average of 2.74 and a .907 save percentage. Both his GAA and save percentage are second-best in program history behind current NHL starter Jonathan Quick.

Along with Dainton and hockey head coach Don "Toot" Cahoon, Wednesday's sports luncheon will feature football coach Kevin Morris, men's swimming coach Russ Yarworth, women's swimming coach Bob Newcomb, and an assistant coach from the men's basketball team.

The luncheon is a full salad-to-dessert buffet for just $11. Please call 413-545-4930 for more information.

 

 

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