NAHL Alumni Update
The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that former NAHL and Lone Star Brahmas goaltender Jake Kupsky of the Pensacola Ice Flyers has been named the SPHL Player of the Week for April 19-25.
Kupsky went 3-0-0, posting a 1.67 goals against average and 0.938 save percentage in leading Pensacola to a weekend sweep that moved the Ice Flyers into third place in the SPHL standings.
On Friday, the Waukesha, WI native stopped 22 of 24 shots as Pensacola defeated Huntsville 5-2. The next night, Kupsky made 32 saves, including 18 in the first period alone, as the Ice Flyers doubled-up Knoxville 4-2. Kupsky closed out the three-game homestand by making 21 saves in a 4-1 win over the Ice Bears.
Now in his second professional season, Kupsky is 10-4-0 with a 2.59 goals against average and 0.908 save percentage for the Ice Flyers. Kupsky also spent time in the ECHL this season, going 3-5-2 with Greenville and South Carolina. A 7th round selection of the San Jose Sharks in the 2015 NHL Draft (193rd overall), Kupsky played four seasons at Union College, posting a 23-22-5 record, with a 2.86 goals against average and a .900 save percentage.
Kupsky played a full season in the NAHL during the 2014-15 season with the Lone Star Brahmas. He appeared in 30 games that season posting a 19-4-4 record with a 2.16 goals against average and .911 save percentage.