Tynan named OHL goalie of the week
Tucker Tynan has been named Ontario Hockey League Goaltender of the Week. Photo by: VIVID EYE PHOTOGRAPHY.
Niagara IceDogs goaltender Tucker Tynan was named Ontario Hockey League Goaltender of the Week.
Tynan picked up with two victories and posted a 1.44 goals-against average and .950 save percentage in a pair of contests.
Tynan was victorious in his return to the crease on Thursday in Barrie, stopping 25 of the 26 shots he faced as the IceDogs defeated the Colts 4-1. The game was Tynan’s first regular season matchup since Dec. 12, 2019 when the goaltender suffered a deep laceration to his thigh. Saturday in Niagara, Tynan was named first star, stopping 32 shots before turning aside four of the six Oshawa Generals shootout attempts he faced in a 3-2 home-opening victory.
A 19-year-old native of Chicago, Ill., Tynan is embarking on his second season in Niagara after impressing as a rookie in 2019-20 when he went 11-8-3-1 with a 3.80 goals-against average and .910 save percentage over 23 games. Tynan was Niagara’s 10th round (192nd overall) pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection from the Detroit Little Caesars 16U program.
A pair of other candidates were given consideration for the award as Flint Firebirds netminder Luke Cavallin was perfect in his lone appearance last week, posting a 35-save shutout as the Firebirds defeated visiting Erie 3-0 on Saturday. London Knights goaltender Brett Brochu joined Tynan in going 2-0 while posting a 2.40 goals-against average and .919 save percentage as London defeated the Owen Sound Attack on back-to-back nights.
The IceDogs are in Hamilton Friday and home to the Bulldogs Saturday.
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