For the second straight month, Aberdeen Wings goalie Jake Sibell, 21, was named the NAHL’s Goalie of the Month as he continued his march towards a record-breaking season.
The 6’2″, 206 lb. native of Isanti, MN, posted a perfect 7-0 record in seven starts and allowed just two goals during the month. Sibell faced a total of 194 shots in 419 minutes of action and made 191 saves, while also posting four shutouts during the month of January.
So far during the 2020-21 season, Sibell is currently the top goalie in the NAHL with a 1.01 goals against average and a .960 save percentage to go along with a perfect 19-0-0 record for the first place Wings.
Recently, Sibell announced his commitment to play NCAA Division I hockey for Niagara University next season.
“Jake was once again the backbone of this team in the month of January,” Wings head coach and general manager Scott Langer said. “He continues to do big things and allows us to lean on him in moments when we need him most. He is an incredible teammate on and off the ice, and an incredible asset to the Wings.”
“I was thrilled to earn an NCAA Division I commitment, but it doesn’t change anything about what I am trying to do and accomplish this season,” Sibell said. “I want to keep improving and keep helping my team win hockey games. When this season is over, maybe I will have some time to think more about it, but for right now it is about getting better every day, every practice and every game and putting in the work to be successful. I think the numbers I’ve been able to put up to date have been additional motivation for me to keep playing well for my teammates but come game day I try and block out all the noise and just focus on winning games.”