Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Sanker Named SJHL Goaltender of the Month For December

SaskTel DECEMBER GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH: Matt Sankner, Kindersley Klippers

2000 G Matt Sankner (Pennington NJ USA) has been a revelation for the Klippers and has been a central figure in having them back in the playoff mix. He went through December with a 3-and-2 record, 2.01-GAA, .937-SPCT and he also posted a shutout, a 32-save performance on December 7th against the league leading Battlefords North Stars. That was the second half of a back to back against the Stars. He made 40-saves one night earlier in defeating Battlefords. Another highlight came on December 14th when he blocked 33-of-34 in beating the Weyburn Red Wings. Sankner is 6-4-and-3 with a 2.42-GAA and .929-SPCT and 1-shutout since joining Kindersley in a trade from Flin Flon. He has allowed three goals or less in 11 of 13 appearances. He’s third overall in SPCT at .931 when you take into account his stats from the Bombers. Runner-up: Berk Berkeliev, Melville Millionaires.

Photo: Doug Klassen

Info: SJHL