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Koenig is WCHL's Outstanding Goaltender

April 3, 2002 - West Coast Hockey League (WCHL) News Release

BOISE, Idaho - The West Coast Hockey League today announced that Trevor Koenig of the San Diego Gulls has been named the WCHL Outstanding Goaltender by the WCHL head coaches, general managers, and members of the media. This is the second consecutive Outstanding Goaltender award for Koenig as he joins Blair Allison and Sergei Naumov, also two-time honorees.

Koenig has dominated WCHL scorers since joining the Gulls in the middle of the 2000-01 WCHL season. This year, Koenig leads WCHL goaltenders in wins, minutes, saves, shootout wins, shutouts, and save percentage. Koenig has posted a 2.71 goals against average and a 39-17-3 record this season and has led the Gulls to the brink of their seventh consecutive Southern Division title. His .919 save percentage is on pace to rank as the second best mark in WCHL history, .001 shy of his own WCHL record.

The Edmonton, Alberta native is in his fourth season of professional hockey. In those four seasons he has played in the American Hockey League, International Hockey League, and East Coast Hockey League in addition to his two seasons with San Diego. He was acquired by the Gulls in a 2000-01 mid-season trade with Idaho. He had an immediate impact on the Gulls en route to establishing WCHL records for save percentage (.920) and shutout sequence (197:13) during the 2000-01 campaign.

Previous Winners

2000-2001 Trevor Koenig, San Diego Gulls
1999-2000 Blair Allison, Tacoma Sabercats
1998-1999 Blair Allison, Tacoma Sabercats
1997-1998 Konstantin Simchuk, Tacoma Sabercats
1996-1997 Sergei Naumov, San Diego Gulls
1995-1996 Sergei Naumov, San Diego Gulls

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