Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Brett Bennett USHL Goaltender Of The Week, Again

The decision Mike Eaves made to recruit transfer Brett Bennett is looking better and better by the day. For the fourth time this season, Brett Bennett has been named the Staubers Goal Crease USHL Goaltender of the Week. Bennett has also been a finalist for the award an astonishing 8 other times this season.

Press Release

The Ice regained first place in the race for the Anderson Cup, with Bennett playing a huge part. Bennett made 24 saves in a 5-3 win at Waterloo on Wednesday. On Friday, he was perfect, making 25 saves in a 4-0 win at Green Bay. Saturday, he made 25 saves in a 5-3 win vs. Chicago. For the week, Bennett was 3-0-0 with a 2.00 goals against average, a .925 save percentage and one shutout.

Bennett's current stat totals are fairly impressive. His 35-15-2 record blows all of the other net minders in the league out of the water. He leads the league in victories by 9! He is currently sporting a strong 2.46 GAA, and an impressive .913 save percentage that is good enough currently for fourth in the league. As a point of reference, former goaltender committment Aaron Crandall is 7-18-3 with a 5.01 GAA and a .859 save percentage.

One of the people who's opinion I value a great deal in recruiting is the famous fan and uscho poster Joey V. Joey was in Green Bay Friday and e-mailed me the following (I hope he doesn't mind me sharing, but his info is always too good to keep to myself): I was at the Gambler Indianna game on Friday night in Green Bay and wanted to let you know Brett look incrediable. At the end of the Badger season I was concern our goalie situation was up in the air but after watching Brett play, I am more exicted for next season to come. I think we might have got lucky with Brett, but like with anything time will tell.