NA3HL Goalie of the Year Franke makes NCAA commitment
July 8, 2014
Former NA3HL and Flint Junior Generals goaltender Anders Franke has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for St. John’s University. St. John’s is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).
Franke (Zimmerman, Minnesota) just completed his second season playing in the NA3HL and had a career season. This past year, he was honored as the 2013-14 NA3HL Goaltender of the Year and was the 2013-14 All-NA3HL 1st Team goaltender.
Franke, 20, posted a 28-4-1 record during the regular season. Franke’s 28 wins led the NA3HL and his six shutouts tied for the league lead. He also ranked 2nd in games and minutes played and ranked 1st in goals against average among active NA3HL goaltenders with a 1.73 average.
Franke (5’7/160) led Flint to a 42-win season and the East Division regular season and playoff titles. Although Flint lost to North Iowa in the NA3HL Silver Cup Championship Game, the Junior Generals qualified for Nationals, where they put together a very respectable 2-1 record at the event.
Franke was named NA3HL Goaltender of the Month twice and had remarkable statistics in his two year NA3HL career. He posted a career record of 41-8-2 with 9 shutouts, a 1.84 goals against average and a 92.7% save percentage.
Franke also played in the NAHL during the 2012-13 season for the Bismarck Bobcats.
Franke was also selected to play in the 2014 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for Team East.