Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Neuvirth wins monthly OHL honor

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the OHL Performers of the Month for January 2007.

Goaltender of the Month
Michal Neuvirth, Plymouth Whalers

Neuvirth posted a 1.29 goals-against average and a 0.960 save percentage in nine games for the Whalers to win the OHL Goaltender of the Month for January.

Neuvirth went 7-1-0-0 and posted three shutouts during the month. He had two of the shutouts in back-to-back games. The first was a 5-0 victory over the Owen Sound Attack on New Years Day and the second was a 3-0 win in London over the Knights on January 5.

Neuvirth’s shutout streak reached 164:18 and was the second longest in Whalers history behind Rob Zepp’s 182:13 streak from January 21-29, 2000. Neuvirth’s final shutout of the month was on January 27, when he made 42 saves to blank Sault Ste. Marie 6-0 and was named first star of the game.

The native of the Czech Republic currently leads the Ontario Hockey League with a .930 save percentage and is second in the league with four shutouts.

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