Uncommitted Goaltenders from the 2015-16 Season: Part 1
March 10, 2016
Development and Advancement: Part One Complete Now a Focus on Advancement.
With the 2015-16 season nearing its final weeks many Tier 3 players remain uncommitted for the 2016-17 season. Below is the first in a series of articles highlighting 1995's.
Players listed in alphabetical order. Click on a players name to view stats or on the team name to get more info on the team including a link to the teams website.
Justin Abdelhak, Traverse City Hounds (29-7-1)
Playing the majority of the games this season between the pipes for the Traverse City Hounds, Justin Abdelhak finished the 2015-16 regular season with a Tier 3 record 29 wins logging the 2nd highest minutes of all goalies this season (2194 min) while turning away 1105 shots (9th). Still active in the playoffs, Abdelhak and the Hounds went undefeated through the first two rounds and currently registered 1 Tie in finals. To date, the Michigan native has an overall .923 sv% and 2.52 gaa.
Tommi Ahlgren, North Iowa Bulls (16-2-2)
Arguably one of the top goaltenders in all Tier 3 this season, Tommi Ahlgren holds a Tier 3 best .956 save percent and 1.24 gaa (3rd). Should his save percent hold through the final weekend of regular season play, Ahlgren will not only have the best save percent this season, but set a new Tier 3 record (currently .954). At 6'2 180lbs, the Finland native is in his second season on the Bulls roster, earning a combined 28-3-2-1 record through the two seasons.
Claes Endre, LA Fighting Spirit (14-8-1)
A Tier 3 veteran, LA Fighting Spirit Goaltender Claes Endre finished the regular season with 14 wins, a 2.00gaa and .917 sv% (66th in Tier 3). A native of Sweden, the 6'1 180 pounder aided the Spirit to their second playoff berth since joining the NA3EHL.
Cody Foster, Tri City Icehawks
Cody Foster is highlighted in an article on the Tri City Icehawks 1995's
Stephen Frank, Bozeman Icedogs (22-7-4-2)
With 22 wins, Bozeman Icedogs go to goaltender Stephen Frank ranks 7th in all Tier 3. While still active in regular season play, the 5'8 155 pounder currently holds the 6th most minutes with 2008 and his .929 sv% places him 21st and his 2.30 gaa top 50 among all Tier 3 goalies.
Justin Ketola, PAL Jr Islanders (21-11-0)
Although the team fell short in post season play, Justin Ketola and the PAL Jr Islanders had a solid regular season. In his second season with the Islanders, Ketola joined the Islanders roster after playing 5 games for the Brookings Blizzard of the NAHL. The 5' 11 165lb Minnesota native finished the 2015-16 regular season with a 3.11 gaa and .917 sv %.
Kameron Limburg, Metro Jets (26-3-1-1)
In his third season in a Metro Jets jersey, Kameron Limburg while still active in regular season play, ranks 3rd in wins with 26. The 6'1 185lb Michigan native holds a 2.24 gaa (61st) and .917 sv% (69th) this season and averaged a very respectable 2.62gaa and .908 sv% over the course of three seasons.
Eugene Makarski, Richmond Generals (10-8-2)
Eugene Makarski joined the Richmond Generals after a season in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. The 6'1 175lb Ontario native earned 10 wins including one shutout, a .910 save percent and a 2.52 gaa which ranks top 100 for all Tier 3 Goalies this season.
Stephen Mundinger, New York Aviators (24-8-2-2)
New York Aviators go to goaltender Stephen Mundinger finished the regular season with 24 wins (5th in Tier 3), a .936 sv% (13th) and a 2.71 gaa. With 2062 minutes, the 6'8 210 pounder played the 3rd most minutes of all Tier 3 goalies while turning away 1343 shots, an achievement second only to Blaine Energy Goaltender Blair Sanders and his 2003 saves. On average, Mundinger faced a shot every 1.5 minutes between the pipes this season.
Sam Nelson, Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings (19-10-1)
A three year veteran of Tier 3 Junior Hockey Sam Nelson joined the Riverkings after beginning the season on the Rochester Ice Hawks roster, where through his 2014-15 campaign he proved to be one of the top goaltenders in the MnJHL. Continuing where he left off, Nelson aided the Riverkings to a solid playoff performance that ended in overtime in game 3 against the Forest Lake Lakers. Small in stature, the 5'8 140lb goalie is a force between the pipes. Nelson finished the regular season with a 2.38gaa, .918 sv% and 3 shutouts.
Roni Sener, Wisconsin Whalers (7-0-0)
Although a back up to the Wisconsin Whalers Max McConnell, Roni Sener made the most of his time between the pipes for the Whalers going undefeated through 7 regular season games becoming one of four goalies to go undefeated while playing in 7 or more games this season. Although still active in regular season play for one more weekend, Sener currently holds a 1.76 gaa and .909 sv%.
Jared Young, Dells Ducks (21-4-1)
Dells Ducks Goaltender Jared Young set a new Tier 3 regular season record when he logged 11 shutouts and has since gone on to earn 2 additional shutouts through 7 playoff games, leaving the opponent scoreless in 39% of his total games this season. The Colorado native currently holds the 5th best regular season Save Percent at .947 and 1.39 gaa. At the writing of this article, the Ducks are still active in the playoffs, with Young registering a 1.16 gaa and .960 sv% while allowing only 9 goals through the first seven playoff games.
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