Blizzard hockey: Meyers again named Goaltender of the Month
By: Eric Morken, Alexandria Echo Press
Alexandria Blizzard goaltender Jacob Meyers became the first NAHL goalie to earn the Goaltender of the Month Award multiple times this season after he won the award earlier this week for the month of February.
Meyers was honored with the award in November and has done nothing since then to diminish his claim as one of the league’s top goaltenders this season. The Minnetonka native went 5-1 in February and turned aside 171 of the 178 shots he faced.
Meyers’ goals against average for the month was 1.17 and his save percentage was .961. He highlighted that stretch with back-to-back shutouts in a weekend sweep of Coulee Region on February 24-25.
“It just shows that he’s played extremely well this year,” head coach Doc DelCastillo said. “He had another really good month. It’s kind of a feather in his hat. It’s an accomplishment for him and for our team. If your goalie’s winning individual awards like that, you know your team is playing pretty good hockey.”
More than anything, the multiple monthly awards show how consistent Meyers has been for Alexandria this season. He is currently fourth in goals against average (2.14), third in shutouts (6), fourth in save percentage (.927) and third in wins (27-9-1) among all NAHL goalies.
“That consistency – the kids who find a way to do that are the guys that are ready to go to the next level and get the opportunity to go to the next level,” DelCastillo said. “Jacob has definitely proven himself to be that. He’s having a great year.”
Meyers has already signed a Division I scholarship to play at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut next season.