Prep Hockey recently released the top 50 players in the sophomore class, and we featured six goalies in total. In this article, we will highlight the top three sophomore goalies. There are some very good young goalies in this state. With a lot that will be developing in this class over the next couple of years.
has had a very strong sophomore season, to put him as the number one sophomore goalie in this class. He is currently 12th in the state for save percentage at .927. He is even better among the ranks of GAA at number eight in the state with a GAA of 1.78. McElroy played at STMA and also Wayzata in bantams. He is currently 11-3-0 this season and has a ton of potential for the future. His best game this season was when he held Edina to 2 goals on 34 shots on goal. Easily the number one goalie in the class, he has a very bright future ahead of himself. Goalies don’t make D1 commitments too often in high school (they usually go to juniors before offers, to develop a bit), but Mason is the high caliber to be able to do so.
plays in arguably the toughest conference in that state, in the Northwest Suburban. Stockman has a very good save percentage, at .921. His team isn’t the greatest, but he really keeps them in games- he had an insane 46 save performance against Edina where he only allowed one goal. He faces a very tough conference schedule and every single game he has held his own against very tough opponents. Stockman faces a ton of shots every game and does a great job as he has saved 440/478 shots faced all season. Interested to see how the rest of his high school career goes, but he has had a great start.
Callaway played at Duluth East his freshman year where he played in 8 games and posted a save percentage of .901 and a GAA of 2.70. He transferred to Hermantown this year, and his stats improved dramatically. Callaway is currently at #4 in the state for goals-against average, as he has a GAA of 1.57. His save percentage is also very solid at .921, and that is good for 20th in the state. Callaway has had some very big performances against the tough non-conference schedule that Hermantown faces. His most significant performance was against single-A rival Warroad. He had 26 saves out of 27 shots on goal against the very good Warrior team. A big reason for the 2-1 victory. The one negative thing is that he splits starts with the Hawks’ other goalies, and he might have even better stats if he played every game.