Princeton netminder Colton Phinney did not dress in Saturday night’s loss at St. Lawrence. Princeton coach Ron Fogarty said the goaltender, who started in every game this season, was injured.
“[He has a] nagging injury. He’s been fighting through an injury, it’s time to shut him down,” Fogarty said after Saturday’s 4-1 loss.
Fogarty said he hopes Phinney will be healthy for next weekend, when the Tigers travel to Union and RPI.
This is only the second time this season Phinney hasn’t dressed. The other was an exhibition game against the USNDTP. The junior has played in 71 games over his Princeton career. Through 24 games this season Phinney has a .922 save percentage, the highest of his career.
Phinney has been a big part of keeping Princeton in games for the past two years.
“If an odd man rush does go back the other way, you have a guy like that in your net,” co-captain Kyle Rankin said in the preseason. “It’s huge for the confidence of all five guys in front of him and he knows we’re going to battle our hardest for him every night.”