41 Atte Tolvanen
41 Atte Tolvanen
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Vihti, Finland
Position: G
Previous Team: Minot (NAHL)
gp 35
gs 35
min 2028:29
ga 75
gaa 2.22
sv 736

2017-18 (Junior): Garnered the start in 35 contests during his junior campaign to total 2028:29 minutes of action...With a 23-10-1 overall record, Tolvanen finished the season tied for the fourth most wins in the NCAA and fifth most wins in a single season in program history...Between January 12 and February 3, Tolvanen recorded earned seven-consecutive wins in goal...He was named WCHA Goaltender of the Week on January 15 after a series sweep of then-ranked Bowling Green...Tolvanen made 42 saves and allowed four-goal en route to a pair of wins between the pipes...His 2.22 goals against average was a career low for Tolvanen which ranks as the fourth-best mark in a single season in program history...Recorded a season-high 40 saves on October 13 at Ferris State, while he surpassed the 30-save plateau on six more occasions during the season...He shutout his opponents on a pair of occasions including October 14 at Ferris State and November 11 versus Michigan Tech...Recorded his second career point on March 3 during the first round of the WCHA Playoffs, being credited with an assist midway through the third period...His efforts during the season earned Tolvanen a spot on the All-WCHA first-team, while the league head coaches voted him as the WCHA Goaltender of the Year...He is the first Wildcats to be honored as league goaltender of the year since Tuomas Tarkki in 2005...Tolvanen tied for the WCHA lead with 17 wins and was second with a .773 win-percentage and a .917 save-percentage and was third with a 2.05 goals against average in league play...Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and to the WCHA All-Academic Team.

2016-17 (Sophomore): Played in 38 of Northern Michigan's 39 games, starting 35 ... Recorded a 2.64 goals against average, a .918 save percentage and a 12-22-4 record ... Tied the NCAA men's record and broke the WCHA men's record by blanking five-straight opponents from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11 ... Held his opponents scoreless for 339:05 minutes from Jan. 20 to Feb. 17, making 220-straight saves over that span ... Became only the second goaltender in NCAA men's history to surpass 300 scoreless minutes ... Broke the school record for consecutive scoreless minutes and tied the school record for single-season shutouts (5) ... Stands tied for third in school history with Jeff Poeschl (1982-83), Craig Kowalski (2001-02, 2002-03) and Jared Coreau (2012-13) for single-season goalie games played ... Reached the 30-save plateau 14 times, exceeding 40 four times ... Led the WCHA in conference saves (756), tied for first in conference shutouts (5) and ranked third in conference save percentage (.919) ... Earned first WCHA Defensive Player of the Week award of the season after making 59 of 60 saves against Alaska-Anchorage Jan. 20-21, good for a 0.50 GAA and a .983 save percentage ... Captured NCAA First Star of the Week and WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors after stopping 75 shots to blank Bowling Green in back-to-back games on the road Feb. 3-4 ... Named NCAA First Star of the Week and WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for second week in a row after making 87 saves to shut out Alaska in back-to-back games Feb. 10-11 ... Stopped a season-high 48 shots against the Nanooks in fifth-consecutive shutout ... Selected as the WCHA Player of the Month after recording a .943 save percentage, a 2.26 goals against average and four shutouts during February ... Earned first career WCHA tournament victory by making 46 saves against Bemidji State March 4 ... Voted to the all-WCHA second team ... Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and to the All-Academic Team.

2015-16 (Freshman): Appeared in 25 games, posting a 2.46 GAA, a .928 save percentage and a 6-10-6 record ... Made 30 or more saves in 14 of 22 starts, reaching the 40-save plateau six times ... Finished second in the WCHA in conference save percentage (.934) and sixth in conference saves (549) ... Named the WCHA Rookie of the Week for Oct. 4-11 after turning aside 66 of 71 shots to lead Northern Michigan to a pair of ties at Wisconsin during the first weekend of regular-season action ... Picked up second Rookie of the Week accolades for the week of Oct. 19-25 after stopping 63 of 67 shots in the Wildcats' home-and-home series against then No. 16 Michigan Tech ... Captured first Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1 after stopping 80 of 81 Bemidji State shots to help Northern Michigan secure three league points ... Posted season-best 46 saves in his first career shutout against Bemidji State Oct. 30 ... Named WCHA's first Rookie of the Month after posting a 1.99 GAA and a .942 save percentage during October ... Garnered third WCHA Rookie of the Month laurels for the week of Nov. 16-22 after stopping 63 of 66 of shots to help the Wildcats post two ties against Minnesota State ... Led Northern Michigan to a 3-1 win at then No. 18 Minnesota State Jan. 8, stopping 41 shots and picking up first collegiate point with the secondary assist on Darren Nowick's game-sealing empty net goal ... Made first WCHA tournament start against Ferris State Mar. 12 and turned aside 32 of 35 shots ... Earned Northern Michigan's Newcomer of the Year award ... Named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team.

Before NMU: Spent the 2014-15 campaign with the Minot Minotauros (NAHL), posting a 1.94 GAA, a .922 save percentage, a 26-13-5 record and six shutouts .... Named the Central Division's Most Valuable Player and Goalie of the Year that season ... Played for the Minnesota Magicians (NAHL) in 2013-14, going 12-23-4 with a 2.78 GAA and a .919 save percentage.

Recent Games
Mar 3 Ala.-Huntsville L, 3-2
Mar 4 Ala.-Huntsville W, 5-2
Mar 9 Bowling Green W, 6-1
Mar 10 Bowling Green L, 1-0
Mar 11 Bowling Green W, 3-2
Mar 17 Michigan Tech L, 2-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games played 35 22
Games started 35 22
Minutes 2028:29 1315:45
Goals against 75 45
Goals-against average 2.22 2.05
Saves 736 496
Save pct .908 .917
Wins 23 17
Losses 10 5
Ties 1 0
Win pct .691 .773
Date Opponent Score gs min ga gaa sv sv% w l t
Oct 6 at Lake Superior St. L, 5-3 1 55:18 5 5.42 21 .808 0 1 0
Oct 7 Lake Superior St. W, 4-1 1 59:57 1 1.00 20 .952 1 0 0
Oct 13 at Ferris St. W, 3-2 1 60:00 2 2.00 40 .952 1 0 0
Oct 14 at Ferris St. W, 1-0 1 60:00 0 0.00 35 1.000 1 0 0
Oct 20 vs. Wisconsin W, 5-4 1 64:42 4 3.71 19 .826 1 0 0
Oct 21 vs. Wisconsin L, 4-0 1 29:20 3 6.14 18 .857 0 1 0
Nov 3 Minn. St. Mankato L, 3-0 1 60:00 3 3.00 24 .889 0 1 0
Nov 4 Minn. St. Mankato W, 4-1 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Michigan Tech L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Michigan Tech W, 4-0 1 60:00 0 0.00 19 1.000 1 0 0
Nov 17 at Alas. Fairbanks W, 5-3 1 60:00 3 3.00 32 .914 1 0 0
Nov 18 at Alas. Fairbanks L, 4-1 1 58:10 2 2.06 23 .920 0 1 0
Nov 24 at Neb.-Omaha L, 4-3 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 25 at Neb.-Omaha L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 1 Ala.-Huntsville W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 Ala.-Huntsville L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 8 at Bemidji St. T, 1-1 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 9 at Bemidji St. T, 4-4 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 15 Ferris St. W, 6-1 1 59:46 1 1.00 14 .933 1 0 0
Dec 16 Ferris St. W, 4-2 1 58:55 2 2.04 17 .895 1 0 0
Dec 29 at Minn. St. Mankato W, 4-3 1 59:47 3 3.01 26 .897 1 0 0
Dec 30 at Minn. St. Mankato L, 6-3 1 57:30 4 4.17 33 .892 0 1 0
Jan 5 vs. Arizona St. L, 7-3 1 6:46 3 26.60 2 .400 0 0 0
Jan 6 vs. Boston College T, 3-3 1 64:39 3 2.78 33 .917 0 0 1
Jan 12 Bowling Green W, 5-2 1 60:00 2 2.00 23 .920 1 0 0
Jan 13 Bowling Green W, 3-2 1 64:53 2 1.85 19 .905 1 0 0
Jan 19 Lake Superior St. W, 3-2 1 59:38 2 2.01 27 .931 1 0 0
Jan 20 Lake Superior St. W, 3-2 1 59:50 2 2.01 17 .895 1 0 0
Jan 26 at Alas. Anchorage W, 4-2 1 60:00 2 2.00 18 .900 1 0 0
Jan 27 at Alas. Anchorage W, 5-3 1 60:00 3 3.00 20 .870 1 0 0
Feb 3 at Ala.-Huntsville W, 4-3 1 59:57 3 3.00 12 .800 1 0 0
Feb 4 at Ala.-Huntsville L, 4-2 1 58:57 3 3.05 11 .786 0 1 0
Feb 9 Alas. Fairbanks W, 2-1 1 61:06 1 0.98 17 .944 1 0 0
Feb 10 Alas. Fairbanks W, 4-1 1 60:00 1 1.00 19 .950 1 0 0
Feb 23 Michigan Tech W, 2-1 1 58:29 1 1.03 17 .944 1 0 0
Feb 24 at Michigan Tech L, 3-2 1 58:47 3 3.06 33 .917 0 1 0
Mar 2 Ala.-Huntsville W, 7-1 1 60:00 1 1.00 13 .929 1 0 0
Mar 3 Ala.-Huntsville L, 3-2 1 59:54 3 3.01 11 .786 0 1 0
Mar 4 Ala.-Huntsville W, 5-2 1 59:47 2 2.01 16 .889 1 0 0
Mar 9 Bowling Green W, 6-1 1 60:00 1 1.00 19 .950 1 0 0
Mar 10 Bowling Green L, 1-0 1 58:16 1 1.03 19 .950 0 1 0
Mar 11 Bowling Green W, 3-2 1 75:53 2 1.58 30 .938 1 0 0
Mar 17 Michigan Tech L, 2-0 1 58:12 1 1.03 19 .950 0 1 0
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% w l t win %
2015-16 25 22 1411:53 58 2.46 748 .928 6 10 6 .409
2016-17 38 35 2115:26 93 2.64 1048 .918 12 22 4 .368
2017-18 35 35 2028:29 75 2.22 736 .908 23 10 1 .691
2018-19 2 2 119:46 6 3.01 67 .918 1 1 0 .500
Total 100 94 5675:34 232 2.45 2599 .918 42 43 11 .495
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% w l t win %
Total 35 35 2028:29 75 2.22 736 .908 23 10 1 .691
Conference 22 22 1315:45 45 2.05 496 .917 17 5 0 .773
Exhibition - - 0:00 - - - - - - - -
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Home 19 19 1154:36 29 1.51 360 .925 15 4 0 .789
Away 12 12 708:26 33 2.79 304 .902 7 5 0 .583
Neutral 4 4 165:27 13 4.71 72 .847 1 1 1 .500
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Wins 23 23 1402:40 41 1.75 489 .923 23 0 0 1.000
Losses 11 11 561:10 31 3.31 214 .873 0 10 0 .000
Ties 1 1 64:39 3 2.78 33 .917 0 0 1 .500
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October 6 6 329:17 15 2.73 153 .911 4 2 0 .667
November 4 4 238:10 8 2.02 98 .925 2 2 0 .500
December 4 4 235:58 10 2.54 90 .900 3 1 0 .750
January 8 8 435:46 19 2.62 159 .893 6 0 1 .929
February 6 6 357:16 12 2.02 109 .901 4 2 0 .667
March 7 7 432:02 11 1.53 127 .920 4 3 0 .571

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