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AHL Goalie News — Sunday April 12, 2009

Game Reports

  • Worcester Sharks goaltender Thomas Greiss had a big night making 23 saves to earn the first shutout of his pro career, and earned his 30th win this season, a franchise record, in the 3-0 whitewashing of Providence Saturday night. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
  • Rookie goaltender Michal Neuvirth saved the day and the Hershey Bears hopes for home ice in the playoffs with a stellar performance Saturday night. (York Daily Record and game photos from The Patriot News)

Honors

  • On the heels of winning the AHL Goalie of the Year award, Cory Schneider and the Manitoba Moose have also won the Harry “Haps” Holmes award for the team with the fewest goals allowed on the season. (TheAHL.com)
  • John Curry was given the MVP and Media Good Guy awards by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. (Penguins Insider)
  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers beat writer Mike Fornabaio named rookie goalie Nathan Lawson the co-recipient of the Three Stars Award (along with center Mike Iggulden). (Soundin’ Off)

Transactions

  • Houston Aeros signed Laredo Bucks goalie Sebastien Centomo to a PTO to back up their one remaining healthy goalie, Anton Khudobin, in San Antonio Saturday night. (The Third Intermission)

Post-Season Movement

  • Iowa Chops J.P.Levasseur is among a handful of “Black Aces” summoned to Anaheim to help the Ducks in their playoff run. (OC Register)
  • Albany River Rats beat writer Phil Janack reports goalie Justin Peters is eligible to become a free agent but is likely to snag a contract with Carolina during the off-season. (Daily Gazette)

About The Author

I cover the AHL Houston Aeros for ProHockeyNews.com, which has focused my passion for goaltending on minor league goalies mainly in the AHL. To stay abreast of every last drop of AHL goalie news, follow me at @InGoalMagAHL on Twitter while the big news, analysis, etc. will be posted here at InGoalMag.com. I was so inspired by watching the goalies here in Houston a few years ago that I went out and learned to skate and play hockey in order to become a goalie myself. So far I'm still more sieve than goalie, but I've never had more fun being so terrible at something!

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