The North American Hockey League has announced that Ryan Faragher of the Bismarck Bobcats has been named the SBK Hockey goalie-of-the-month for December.
Faragher, a 20-year-old from Fort Frances, posted a perfect 5-0 record during the month, including a 23-save shutout performance in a 5-0 victory over the Austin Bruins on Dec. 10, to compliment a stingy 0.80 goals against average and a .962 save percentage.
“Ryan has been great for us all year long,” Bobcats’ head coach Layne Sedevie said of the Dartmouth College recruit.
“He’s really been a huge part of our success; he gives us a chance to win every night,” Sedevie lauded.
In 25 appearances this season, Faragher, who won a Robertson Cup championship with the Bobcats last season, is tied for the lead among NAHL goalies in wins (19) to go along with a 2.02 GAA and a .925 save percentage.
“All of Ryan’s hard work is paying off and he’s becoming one of the elite goaltenders in the NAHL,” Sedevie noted.
“It’s definitely a team award,” said Faragher. “The guys really stepped it up last month and helped me out on the back end.”