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Pistons’ Lenz named finalist for CJHL Top Goaltender

Courtesy of Canadian Junior Hockey League

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Monday the five netminders who have been named finalists for the CJHL’s Top Goaltender Award for 2019-20.

Each of the nominees were determined through a voting process completed by each of the CJHL’s 10-member leagues, for their respective efforts during the course of the regular season.

Matt Lenz, Steinbach Pistons (MJHL)

In his 20-year old season and second year with the Steinbach Pistons, Lenz ran with the starting role. His spectacular season showed Lenz leading the Pistons and the MJHL with an impressive record of 29-4-4. He also led all league netminders in goals-against average (2.13) and save percentage (.922) while posting one shutout. His efforts saw him named a first-team MJHL All-Star in net and was earlier selected the MJHL’s Goaltender of the Year honoree. Lenz has committed to Mercyhurst University on NCAA Division 1 scholarship for next season. The 20-year-old netminder hails from Grapevine, Texas and had 41 career victories in two years in Steinbach.

Carter Gylander, Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL)

Clay Stevenson, Coquitlam Express (BCHL)

Devon Levi, Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)

Owen Say, Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL)

Earning honourable mention for the CJHL Top Goaltender Award in 2019-20 were:

Gabriel Waked, Le Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ); Dominik Tmej, Summerside Western Capitals (MHL); Nathan Torchia, Georgetown Raiders (OJHL); Berk Berkeliev, Melville Millionaires (SJHL) and Zach Willms, Red Lake Miners (SIJHL).