In his first game as a Dauphin King, Carson Cherepak made 45 saves in a 1-0 win against the Neepawa Titans.
The netminder from Winnipeg followed that up with 40 more saves in his following two September games and thanks to his great play, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League has named Cherepak the Goaltender of the Month.
“I’m super proud, I know there are a lot of good goalies in this league,” said Cherepak. “The fact that they recognized me is a feather in my cap and I’m very proud.”
In saying that, Cherepak also credits his teammates for playing solid in front of him as they wrapped up September with three straight wins.
Cherepak finished September with a .944 save percentage to go along with a 1.66 goals-against average. And he also had great things to say about living in Dauphin as the season enters its fourth week, this weekend.
“I’m really enjoying Dauphin, the team and staff have been great to me,” ended Cherepak. “They’re doing everything they can so I can play my best and I appreciate it.”