Sher-Wood/CHL Goaltender of the Month Announced
March 30, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) News Release
TEMPE, AZ (March 30, 2011) -The Central Hockey League announced today that John DeCaro of the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs has been named the Sher-Wood Central Hockey League Goaltender of the Month for March/2011. DeCaro will receive a Sher-Wood/CHL logoed watch courtesy of Sher-Wood and the Central Hockey League to recognize his accomplishment.
DeCaro won his first four starts of the month before falling in the Mudbugs season finale (a game that had had little bearing on the âBugs post-season position or aspirations). In March, the Marysville, Washington native went 4-1-0 allowing just nine goals and stopping 133 shots (.937). Most impressive about DeCaro's play in March was the high-profile games in which he succeed. The two-time CHL Most Outstanding Goaltender award winner won back-to-back starts against the Texas Brahmas allowing just one goal in those games (shutout Texas on March 6), won in a shootout in Fort Wayne and made a season-high 49 saves in a 4-2 win at Bloomington.
On the season, the 6-3, 200-pound goalie is 20-12-1 ranking fifth in the league with a 2.61 goals against average. Since the end of January, DeCaro is 10-5-0 with two shutouts allowing three goals or fewer in 12 of those 15 games.
Other players receiving consideration for the monthly award for March include Arizona's Levente Szuper, Bloomington's Brad Phillips, Colorado's Kyle Jones, Dayton's Derek MacIntyre, Evansville's Matt Lundin, Laredo's Torrie Jung, Missouri's Robby Nolan, Odessa's Mike Mole, Rapid City's Danny Battochio and Tulsa's Ian Keserich.
Sher-Wood Central Hockey League Goaltender of the Month
John DeCaro, Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
Games - 5
Record - 4-1-0
Shutouts - 1
Goals Allowed - 9
Saves - 133
GAA - 1.78
Save% - .937
Sher-Wood Central Hockey League Goaltender of the Month - Previous Winners
October - Brian Foster, Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
November - Kyle Jones, Colorado Eagles
December - Robby Nolan, Missouri Mavericks
January - David Brown, Quad City Mallards
February - Jeff Jakaitis, Dayton Gems
March - John DeCaro, Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
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