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- Jaxon Sibell | Freshman Goalie | Cambridge-Isanti
Jaxon Sibell is the number one breakout goalie of the first month of the season so far, because of how much he has impressed as a freshman. This is Jaxon’s first season in varsity, and he has a 1.38 GAA and .951 save percentage. He has a 4-0 record, and has saved 166/122 shots on goal. Jaxon has a shutout against a pretty solid Princeton team- they average 3.86 goals per game and he absolutely shut them down. Very solid future ahead for Jaxon, and he is on our rankings watch list for next year. Also might be featured in an article with the best young players. Impressive start for Jaxon.
2. | 5’11 Senior Goalie | Holy Angels
has been having an outstanding start to his senior year. The 5’11 Holy Angels goaltender has faced 176 shots this year and has 166 saves. That is good for a GAA of 1.41 and a save percentage of .943. Hess is one of the reasons for Holy Angels’ early success in this season. His best game so far this season is when he faced against Holy Family and faced 37 shots and saved 36. He is a very key player to this Holy Angels team, and he is really breaking out so far this season. His only loss came to Woodbury early in the season. Hess has a 6-1 record to his name. Interested to see how he will do the rest of the year. He will definitely get ranked in our senior class top 100; just don’t know where yet. Think in the 75-100 range overall and 5-15 for goalies.
3. | 6’3 Junior Goalie | Stillwater
Stillwater has played one of the tougher schedules out there so far this year, and Anderson has helped them off to a fast start. His most recent game is what got Prep Hockey to notice him. He had saved 37/38 shots in a huge upset win for the ponies against Mahtomedi. Tomas has a GAA of 1.94 and a save percentage of .933. He is a breakout player because he was a backup for Stillwater last year. Now he is the go-to guy and he is killing it so far. For the junior class rankings projections, I would say he is in the top 50 overall and the top 5 goalies. He has the potential to have a really really good season.