The North American Hockey League announced today that St. Louis Bandits goaltender Keith Kinkaid has been named the GDI Goaltender of the Month for February.
In six appearances, Kinkaid, a 19-year-old from Farmingville, N.Y., forged a 5-1 record, including a 26-save shutout performance over the U.S. Under-18 Team on Feb. 21, to compliment a 1.00 goals-against average and a .964 save percentage.
“Keith is giving us a chance to win every night,” said Bandits head coach Jeff Brown. “We’re pleased with his development thus far and fully expect him to continue his play down the stretch.”
On the season, Kinkaid leads the league in almost every statistical category, including wins (27), shutouts (six), goals-against average (1.82) and save percentage (.933) in 37 appearances.
Kinkaid, who participated in January’s NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, has committed to Union College (ECAC) for next season.
“It’s been a good month for our team and our defenseman and forwards have been playing really well lately,” said Kinkaid. “We’re playing good hockey at the right time of year and hopefully it carries right into the postseason.”
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GDI provides a completely unique, world-class development experience for ice hockey goaltenders of all skill levels. Its revolutionary, comprehensive and integrated approach combines regional and national training camps, private instruction, conditioning programs, mentorship, customized gear, the publication of The Goalie News, the GDIadvantage online training resource and Satellite Training Centers to develop netminders that go into every fight knowing they’re the best they can be. Targeted at goalies age eight to 18, GDI’s experienced coaching staff, led by NHL consultant and GDI founder Ian Clark, has coached more than 100 goaltenders playing in the NHL, Minor Pro, Major Junior and NCAA Division I levels of hockey. GDI is based in Dallas. For more information about GDI, please visit gdihockey.com.
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