31 Boyd Ballard
    Boyd Ballard

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Weyburn, Saskatchewan

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 180

    Position:
    Goaltender

    Birthdate:
    03/16/1977

    Last Team:
    Weyburn Red Winds (SJHL)


    1999-00

    Played in 27 games
    Named HOCKEY EAST Defensive Player of the Week (10/18)
    Earned HOCKEY EAST Player of the Week honors (2/7)
    Registered 30 saves in a 2-0 shutout against Dartmouth (12/10)
    Made 36 stops in 3-2 win versus Colorado College (11/26)
    Recorded a season-high 40 saves three times (11/23, 2/26, 3/3)
    Stopped 40 shots in 2-1 win versus UMass-Lowell (2/26)
    Earned HOCKEY EAST Academic All-Star honors

    1998-99

    Played in 28 games, made 27 starts
    Named HOCKEY EAST Defensive Player of the Week (1/25)
    Made a season-high 36 stops in a 3-0 shutout at Boston College (1/22)

    1997-98

    Played in 26 games, made 25 starts
    Earned HOCKEY EAST All-Rookie Team honors
    Named HOCKEY EAST Goaltender of the Month for November
    Received three HOCKEY EAST Rookie of the Week honors (11/10, 11/17 and 12/8)
    Recorded first career shutout in 3-0 win at Minnesota-Duluth (11/8)
    Posted a career-high 42 stops in a 5-3 win against UMass-Amherst (11/22)
    Earned first career win in a 5-4 OT win against Union (10/25)
    Earned the team's Most Valuable Freshman Award
    Received the team's Most Valuable Player Award

    BEFORE PROVIDENCE

    Played for the Weyburn Red Wings of the SJHL
    Helped lead team to the 1997 Anavet Cup title
    Led SJHL in winning percentage with a 23-3-4 mark (1996-97)
    Earned SJHL All-Star honors (1997)
    Posted a .908 save percentage and a 2.90 goals against average
    Helped baseball team capture the 1996 Western Canadian Junior Championship
    Graduated from Weyburn Comprehensive School (1992-95)

    PERSONAL

    NAME: Boyd J.A. Ballard
    BIRTHDATE: March 16, 1977
    FAMILY: Son of Lyle and Marion Ballard; has one brother, Rhett, and one sister, Laura
    MAJOR: Marketing
    HOBBIES: Music

    YEAR	GP	MIN	    GA	SO	SAVES	SV%	AVG	W-L-T
    1997-98	26	1431	83(3)	1	676	.891	3.48	12-12-1
    HE	16	 853	 50(1)	0	423	.894	3.52	8-7-0
    1998-99	28	1516	92(1)	1	655	.877	3.64	14-12-1
    HE	18	1035	61(1)	1	487	.889	3.54	9-8-1
    1999-00	27	1511	76(0)	1	755	.909	3.02	12-13-1
    HE	16	818	46(0)	0	424	.902	3.38	6-8-1
    TOTALS	81	4458	251	3	2086	.893	3.38	38-37-3
    HE	50	2706	157	1	1334	.895	3.48	23-23-2