Saville named United States Hockey League Goalie of the Year
Anchorage’s Isaiah Saville blew in and took the United States Hockey League by storm.
The 18-year-old rookie with the Tri-City Storm was the only goaltender in the league this season to allow fewer than two goals a game.
And now he’s been rewarded with the USHL Goaltender of the Year award.
Saville, of West High fame, posted 25 wins and four shutouts in 34 games with a 1.90 goals-against average.
“Isaiah is an elite goaltender who gives you a chance to win every single night in a league that’s tough on first-year goaltenders,” said Tri-City general manager and head coach Anthony Noreen.
With Saville winning this year’s award, the Storm became the first USHL organization in 20 years to win it in consecutive years.
He stopped 845 of 908 shots for the second best save percentage (.926) in the USHL.
“His body of work during the season speaks for itself,” Noreen said. “From the beginning of the year to the last game of the regular season, he proved to be the most consistent goaltender over the course of the year in our league, and he is certainly deserving of the award.”
Saville has committed to the University of Nebraska Omaha.