Ryan Faragher has hit the mark in Bismarck.
The former Fort Frances Jr. Sabres’ goalie gloved the North American Hockey League’s Goaltender-of-the-Month award for November with a 3-0-2 record, 1.55 goals against average, and .944 save percentage for the Bismarck Bobcats, who currently lead the Central Division.
“Our league is full of great goalies, so it feels pretty good to be honoured as Goalie-of-the-Month,” Faragher said in a press release.
“It’s definitely a team award, to me, because our ‘D’ has been playing great in front of me.
“It’s nice to be rewarded for all the hard work we’ve been putting in, but we also know the hard work isn’t over,” he stressed.
Overall, the 19-year-old local product sports a 9-3-5 record, along with a 1.86 GAA and .928 save percentage.
“Ryan continues to prove why he’s one of the best netminders in the NAHL,” Bobcats’ head coach Byron Pool said in a press release.
“He has a tremendous work ethic and it’s shown in his improvement from the beginning of the season until now,” he added.
“If he continues at this pace, he’ll make an excellent Division I goaltender for someone next year.”
Faragher’s play last month helped him lock down the Bobcats’ No. 1 spot as Bismarck shipped competing goalie Ryan Massa to the USHL’s Fargo Force on Nov. 26.