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Clarke Saunders
Player Profile:
Clarke Saunders 901794
Position: Goalie
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 207
Year: Junior
Hometown: Brockville, Ontario
Club: Alabama-Huntsville
Major: Phy. Ed., Ex. Sci. & Wellness
  • Clarke Saunders Career Statistics

Transferred to UND after two seasons at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.

2013-14 (Senior): Made 12 appearances as a senior, including 11 starts, going 5-4-0 with a 3.22 goals against average and .905 save percentage ... Recorded a 2.93 goals against average and .914 save percentage in nine conference appearances (eight starts) ... Made 30-plus saves in half of his 12 games ... Made a season-high 36 stops in a 3-2 win at Nebraska Omaha on Nov. 10 ... Final start was a 31-save effort in a 3-2 win vs. Miami on Feb. 14 … Earned second letter at UND.

2012-13 (Junior): Achieved career highs in virtually every category ... His career-best .917 save percentage tied him for the ninth-best in UND single-season history ... Made his first career playoff starts in Games 2 and 3 against Michigan Tech in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs and stopped 56 of 58 shots ... Stopped all 27 shots he faced in UND’s 6-0 Game 3 win and shared a shutout with senior Tate Maris ... Duo combined for just the third shared shutout in program history ... Only other combined shutouts were shared by Jordan Parise and Jake Brandt in a 10-0 win over Yale on Nov. 1, 2003, and by Gerald “Spike” Schultz and Tom Yurkovich in an 11-0 win over Minnesota Duluth on Nov. 26, 1954 ... Stopped 35 of 38 shots in NCAA West Region final loss to Yale (March 30) ... Made his UND debut with a 21-save shutout in the season opener vs. Alaska Anchorage at the Brice Alaska Goal Rush (Oct. 19) ... Shutout was the first of his career and made him just the third goalie in school history to earn a road shutout in his UND debut ... Added 30 saves the next day in a 2-1 loss at Alaska and was named to the all-tournament team ... Also recorded a 32-save shutout in a 3-0 win at No. 15 St. Cloud State (Nov. 9) ... Made a season-high 42 saves in a 4-4 tie vs. Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 16) ... Made 30 or more saves in nine starts ... Allowed two goals or fewer in 10 of his last 13 starts ... Recipient of UND’s Scott C. Brower Memorial Scholarship Endowment ... Earned first letter at UND.

2011-12 (Sophomore): Appeared in 27 games (26 starts) at UAH and averaged an NCAA-leading 34 saves per game ... Posted a .906 save percentage for a UAH team that went 2-28-1 ... Registered a pair of 50-plus save performances, including a 1-1 tie against Air Force (55 saves) and a 2-1 loss against Minnesota Duluth (52 saves) ... Stopped 44 shots in a 3-1 win over Nebraska Omaha (Dec. 2).

2010-11 (Freshman): Appeared in 19 games as a freshman in 2010-11 at UAH and went 4-14-0 with a 3.80 goals against average and an .898 save percentage ... Made a school-record 58 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory against Nebraska Omaha (Jan. 29) ... Also set a UAH record for saves in a period with 25 (on 25 shots) during the second period ... Received's No. 1 Star of the Week for his performance against UNO ... Led UAH to all four of its victories on the season.

Before College: Spent the previous four seasons with the Brockville Braves of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) ... Set a Brockville team record for wins in two of his last three seasons with the club ... Went 31-7-1 with a 2.31 GAA and .915 SV% in 2009-10, ranking second in the CCHL in wins and GAA ... Finished his CHL career with 81 wins, third-most in league history.

Personal: Majoring in physical education, exercise science and wellness ... Son of Pam and Dave Saunders.

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