Brady Hjelle Named Gongshow Goaltender of the Month
December 4, 2012 02:30 PM
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — The Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that Ohio State senior Brady Hjelle has been named the Gongshow Goaltender of the Month for November.
Hjelle appeared in five games for Ohio State during the month of November, posting a 3-1-1 record with two shutouts, a 0.62 goals-against average and a .978 save percentage on 134 saves. In all four starts for the Buckeyes, he was named the Perani Cup first star of the game. His 1.23 goals-against average and .957 save percentage on the season are second best in the nation and tops in the CCHA.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound netminder opened the month with a 34-save performance in a 1-1 tie against Alaska on Nov. 9, where he stopped four shots in the shootout win and then had a 20-save shutout in his next start against Northern Michigan, a 2-0 win on Nov. 16. Hjelle then earned CCHA Goaltender of the Week honors on Nov. 26 after stopping 31-of-32 shots against Lake Superior in a 4-1 win on Friday night and then came in on relief the following night, allowing just one goal in a loss. His final start of the month came at Michigan State on Nov. 30 where the International Falls, Minn., native blocked all 31 shots he faced, backstopping the Buckeyes to a 1-0 victory.
Special mention for the Gongshow Goaltender of the Month honors goes to Ferris State sophomore C.J. Motte, Lake Superior junior Kevin Murdock, Miami freshman Jay Williams, Michigan State freshman Jake Hildebrand, Northern Michigan junior Jared Coreau and Notre Dame junior Steven Summerhays.