Monday, October 21, 2013

Michael Bitzer named USHL Goaltender of the Week

Congrats to Lincoln Stars goaltender Michael Bitzer who was named the USHL Goaltender of the Week earlier today.  Click here to read the official USHL press release.  Here's an excerpt from the article:

Michael Bitzer, G, Lincoln Stars:  Turning 20 this Wednesday, the Moorhead, Minnesota native celebrated early by posting a 1-0-1 record with a 0.95 goals-against average and .970 save percentage in a pair of road games.  He stopped a season high 37 shots, and then turned aside both shootout attempts, in a 2-1 win over Team USA on Friday for his first win of the season. 

On Saturday, the Bemidji State University commit made 28 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss to the Youngstown Phantoms.  He has allowed two-or-fewer goals in four of seven games played this season and has posted a 1-1-4 overall record with a 2.42 GAA and .912 SV%.

Great to see the league give some recognition to Michael.  He was the #1 reason why the Stars earned three of four points this past weekend.  Hopefully this is the first of many awards this season for him.

Congrats again to Michael!  Well deserved.

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