The North American Hockey League announced today that St. Louis Bandits goaltender Keith Kinkaid has been named the GDI/NAHL Goaltender of the Month for October.
In seven appearances, Kinkaid posted a 7-0 record, including a 35-save shutout against Motor City on Oct. 11, to compliment a 1.85 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.
“Keith has without a doubt been our MVP so far this season,” said Bandits head coach Jeff Brown. “He’s a hard-working goaltender with unlimited potential and we’re fortunate to have him."
The Rookie of the Year in the Metropolitan Junior League in 2006-07, Kinkaid, a 19-year-old from Farmingville, N.Y., played last season with the AJHL’s New York Bobcats and the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized as the GDI/NAHL Goaltender of the Month,” said Kinkaid. “There’s no way this could have been accomplished without the superb play of our forwards and defensemen in front of me.”
On the season, Kinkaid holds a 9-1 record in 10 appearances along with a 1.93 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.
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