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Isaiah Saville Named USHL Goaltender of the Year

April 25, 2019 - United States Hockey League (USHL) News Release

The United States Hockey League announced today that Tri-City Storm goaltender Isaiah Saville has been named the 2019 USHL Goaltender of the Year. Today marks the second consecutive season a Storm player has been named USHL Goaltender of the Year.

Saville, 18, of Anchorage, AK was named the 2019 USHL Goaltender of the Year following his dominating performance in net during the Storm's Anderson Cup Championship season. With today's announcement, Saville became the 2nd player in Tri-City Storm history to win USHL Goaltender of the Year honors. Current Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) goaltender Filip Larsson became the 1st player in Storm history to win the award last season. With Saville winning this year's award, the Storm became the 1st organization in the last twenty years to win the award two years in a row. Saville recorded his 1st Career USHL victory in Tri-City's 2-1 defeat of the Madison Capitols on Sep. 28, 2018 at the 2018 USHL Fall Classic. Saville was named USHL Goalie of the Week three times during the 2018-2019 regular season. He posted 25 wins for the Storm, with only 4 regulation losses throughout the season. He finished the regular season with the best Goals Against Average (GAA) in the USHL. With a GAA of 1.90, Saville was the only goaltender in the league this season to average less than two goals a game in goal. Saville made 845 saves on 908 shots in the 2018-2019 regular season and had the second best save percentage in the USHL (.926). He recorded his 1st Career Shutout on Oct. 12, 2018 in Tri-City's 3-0 win over the Des Moines Buccaneers. Saville had 4 shutouts in total and finished the 2018-2019 regular season with a record of 25-4-2-1 in 34 games played. Saville is committed to play college hockey at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

"Isaiah is an elite goaltender who gives you a chance to win every singe night in a league that's tough on first year goaltenders. His body of work during the season speaks for itself. He was impressive in the All-American Prospects Game, USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, and at the World Junior A Challenge. 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.” GM/Head Coach Anthony Noreen

The Tri-City Storm became the first organization in the history of the USHL to win Defenseman of the Year, Goaltender of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Player of the Year honors in the same season.

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