Sibell named USA Hockey’s Goaltender of the Year

Jake Sibell had a season for the NAHL record books in 2020-21.

The Niagara University commit played in his second season with the Aberdeen Wings and helped the team capture the NAHL regular-season championship.

Sibell, who was named the NAHL’s Most Valuable Player and also to the All-NAHL First Team, recorded multiple single-season records this year. He appeared in 47 games during the 2020-21 campaign and set an NAHL single-season record with 43 wings, posting a 43-2-1 record. He also set NAHL single-season records for goals-against average (1.19) and save percentage (.952), while his eleven shutouts tied the NAHL single-season record.

Sibell previously played for Cambridge-Isanti High School in Minnesota prior to tending net for the Omaha Lancers in the NAPHL during the 2016-17 season. He played for the Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL) and Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) from 2017-19 prior to landing in Aberdeen, where he recorded an all-time record of 56-7-3 as a started between two seasons.

The Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year Award is selected from a pool of goaltenders who play at the junior level each year. The award is named in honor of the late Dave Peterson, a passionate leader of goaltender development, who twice coached the U.S. Olympic Men’s team.

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