The fifth-year senior goalie from Sarnia, Ontario, is 52-39-10 in his career, one win from tying the school record set by NHL veteran Dan Ellis. Faulkner has bounced back from an inconsistent junior season to go 14-5-2 and rank among the national leaders in winning percentage, and his 2.72 goals-against average is consistent with his career GAA of 2.67 that ranks third all-time at UNO — and is the best among goalies with more than one season in net. He’s second in school history in saves (2,441), fifth in save percentage (.902), and his six shutouts — all during his sophomore season — are one behind Ellis’ school record.
Q: At some point it seems pretty obvious you’re going to break Dan Ellis’ school record for wins. What does that mean to you?