Saturday, May 26, 2012

Recruit Profile: Clarke Saunders
Previous Team:  University of Alabama-Huntsville (NCAA)
Anticipated Arrival at UND: 2012
Position: Goaltender
Birthday:  September 19, 1989
Hometown:  Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Height:  6' 3"
Weight:  200 Lbs.
Shoots: Left

Profiles & Press Clippings:
  • As a sophomore he played for the Alabama-Hunstville Chargers, posting a 3.72 GAA and .906 Save %. He led the team to its only two victories of the season, including a 44 save gem against Nebraska-Omaha. He also registered two fifty-plus save performances on the season, a 1-1 tie against Air Force (55 saves) and a 2-1 loss against Minnesota-Duluth (52 saves).
  • The UAH freshman recorded a 3.80 GAA and .898 Save % in leading the Chargers to their only four wins of the season. He established a school record by recording 58 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory against Nebraska-Omaha, and during the second period of that game he set another school record by saving all 25 shots he faced.
  • While playing for the Brockville Braves (CJHL) he recorded a 2.31 GAA and .915 Save % while going 31-7-1 in 39 regular season games. His 31 wins broke the franchise record for most wins in a season, a record he had previously set in 2007-08 (29 wins). He also had a 2.53 GAA and .897 Save % in 12 postseason appearances, and he was a member of the CJHL All-Stars in the 2010 Battle of Ontario. He finished his CJHL career with 81 victories, the third most in league history.
  • He went 18-10-2 while posting a 2.75 GAA and .894 Save % in 37 regular season games with Brockville. He appeared in six playoff games, going 4-2 with a 3.66 GAA and .907 Save %. He was named to the CJHL All-Star team that took part in the 2009 Battle of Ontario, and he also became the first goaltender in franchise history to score a goal.
  • In his first full season with Brockville he went 29-15-3 in 49 regular season games, producing a 3.16 GAA and .892 Save %. His 29 wins established a new franchise record, one that he would later break in 2009-10. In nine postseason games he went 3-4 while registering a 4.74 GAA and .870 Save %.

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