Perfect Performance Yields USHL Honor
For the second time during the 2016/17 United States Hockey League season, Waterloo Black Hawks goaltender Robbie Beydoun has been named the league’s CCM Goaltender of the Week, the USHL announced Monday.
The Hawks needed Beydoun to stop everything which came his way on Saturday, and the Plymouth, Michigan native did just that, allowing Waterloo to prevail, 1-0 in a shootout, against the Youngstown Phantoms. Beydoun and Youngstown goalie Ivan Kulbakov were both exceptional throughout 60 minutes of stalemate hockey, then seven scoreless minutes of overtime which followed. A puck still did not slip through during the customary three shootout rounds. After five shootout saves by Beydoun, Kevin Charyszyn’s conversion ended the game. Beydoun was credited with 25 saves.
Waterloo’s 20-year-old netminder has now shutout opponents three times during eight appearances. His 1.23 goals-against average and 95.5% save percentage are both currently USHL-bests. Beydoun has earned the decision during half of the Hawks’ wins and owns a 5-1-1 record.
Following a shutout in his debut for the Black Hawks – plus another win the following night – Beydoun was named USHL Goaltender of the Week previously on October 3rd. Defenseman Mikey Anderson has also claimed one of the USHL’s weekly awards already in 2016/17.