December 1, 2009

How bout them Chiefs, eh?

Good news for the Spokane Chiefs who have absolutely been on fire this month. Their goalie, James Reid, who had a bit of trouble at the beginning of the season, has turned it around and been a stone wall between the posts.

CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Spokane Chief goaltender James Reid has been named the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for November.

The 19 year-old goaltender went unbeaten in regulation time through the month of November posting 10 wins and one over-time loss, which included an eight game win streak and three shut-outs. Reid recorded a remarkable 1.09 goals-against average and a 0.964 save percentage, allowing just 12 goals on 335 shots-against in 662 minutes played, averaging just over 30 shots a game.

Reid’s consistent play has helped the Chiefs post a 10-2-1-0 record through the month of November and his efforts also earned him a Three Star selection in five of his 11 games played, with four being 1st Stars. He currently leads all WHL goaltenders with a 2.03 goals-against average and a 0.929 save percentage. Reid is also second in the wins category with his 14-4-2-0 record this season, including wins over the Calgary Hitmen, Tri-City Americans and Vancouver Giants. The last WHL goaltender to be named Player of the Month was Matt Keetley back in January 2006.

How bout that huh? After listening to the radio broadcasts of the Chiefs (kind of my job), James Reid was phenomenal, picking up save after save. If the past is any indication (Tokarski?), Spokane is in really good shape.

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