CANADIAN JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Kristian Stead (Nipawin-SJHL) named CJHL’s Top Goaltender for 2016-17
SJHL MVP picks up CJHL top netminder laurels over fellow finalists Logan Drackett (Calgary Canucks-AJHL); Henry Johnson (Brockville-CCHL); Roman Bengert (Steinbach-MJHL); Nate McDonald (Powassan-NOJHL) &Josh Astorino (Georgetown-OJHL)
CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that Kristian Stead of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Nipawin Hawks has been named its Top Goaltender Award recipient for the 2016-17 campaign.
The 20-year-old Merritt, B.C., product was earlier tabbed a double award honouree for his efforts in the SJHL in 2016-17.
Not only was he named his league’s top goaltender for his contributions between the pipes, but Stead was also chosen as the SJHL’s Most Valuable Player.
The Nipawin netminder led all SJHL goalkeepers in wins with 29.
Stead also shared top spot in league save percentage at .936 and led the way in the 12-team SJHL in shutouts with seven while his 1.97 goals-against average ranked him third overall.
His win, average and save mark totals all represented personal career single season highs.
Stead has committed to attend the University of Alaska-Anchorage on NCAA Division I Scholarship where he will play for the Seawolves hockey program.