Friday, January 2, 2009

Colorado’s Penner Named Goaltender of the Month

The Central Hockey League announced today that Andrew Penner of the Colorado Eagles has been named the Sher-Wood/Central Hockey League Goaltender of the Month for the month of December/2008. Penner will receive a Sher-Wood/CHL logoed portable DVD player, courtesy of Sher-Wood, to recognize his accomplishment.

Penner went without a regulation loss in December posting a 7-0-1 record allowing 22 goals. He finished the month with a 2.57 goals against average and a .919 save percentage. The first-year Eagle helped push the Northwest Division leaders past Laredo and Oklahoma City in big games during the final month of 2008. The lone blemish on his record was a shootout loss to the Northeast Division leading Blazers. For the season, the Simcoe, Ontario native leads the CHL with 15 wins and ranks eighth in the league with a 2.55 goals against average and third with a .922 save percentage. The 6-2, 223-pound goaltender’s only regulation loss came all the way back on November 1st at Mississippi.

The Eagles have the highest winning percentage in the CHL at .810 reflecting a 23-5-1 record. They are currently 19 points clear of Rocky Mountain in the Northwest Division and are leading the Northern Conference by five points over the Blazers.

Other players receiving consideration for the Sher-Wood/CHL Goaltender of the Month for December include Arizona’s Marco Emond, Bossier-Shreveport’s Jon Horrell, Corpus Christi’s Kris Tebbs, Laredo’s Ryan Gibbs, Mississippi’s Tyler Sims, Odessa’s Alexandre Vincent, Oklahoma City’s Doug Groenestege, Rapid City’s Miguel Beaudry, Rio Grande Valley’s Christian Boucher, Rocky Mountain’s Scott Reid, Texas’ David Cacciola and Wichita’s Tim Boron.

Sher-Wood CHL Player of the Month
Andrew Penner, Colorado Eagles
Position: Goaltender
(December Totals)
Games – 9
Record – 7-0-1
GAA – 2.57
Save % – .919

Sher-Wood CHL Player of the Month Winners

October – Wylie Rogers, Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees
November – Doug Groenestege, Oklahoma City Blazers
December – Andrew Penner, Colorado Eagles

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