COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- USA Hockey announced their end-of-season awards Tuesday, and Lumberjacks netminder Keith Petruzzelli was named Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year.
Petruzzelli, a native of Wilbraham, MA, piled up 22 wins to lead all USHL rookies, earning him a spot on the USHL first-team All-Rookie squad. Petruzzelli’s 2.40 goals against average was the best single-season mark posted by any Lumberjacks goaltender in the franchise’s USHL history.
The Quinnipiac commit and #2 rated North American goaltending prospect for the 2017 NHL draft also made history by scoring a goal against the Madison Capitols on February 24th, 2017. The goal, which is the first scored by a goaltender in the USHL since 2010, is believed to be the first-ever scored by a goalie in 57 years of hockey at LC Walker Arena.
In addition to his 22-10-1 record, 2.40 GAA and .918 save percentage, Petruzzelli also finished the season with three points.
Petro’s goal was voted as the Lumberjacks’ moment of the year, topping a list of seven different events with 50% of the fan vote.
USA Hockey will honor its service award recipients and players of the year on June 7 at its annual Night of Tribute Awards Dinner, while the other top awards will be presented during The President’s Awards Dinner on June 9.