Vaughn NAHL Goaltender of the Month: Luke Kania, Minnesota Wilderness
Veteran goalie Luke Kania, 20, made an immediate impact for the Wilderness in his first action of the season, which came at the NAHL Showcase. The native of Chicago, Illinois, picked up right where he left off in last year’s Robertson Cup by putting up some incredible numbers in the month of September. Kania (6’2/190) posted a 3-1-0 record and allowed just five goals in four games. He faced a total of 138 shots and made 133 saves, which was good for a 96.2% save percentage and a 1.26 goals against average in September. The Brown University recruit also had one shutout in a 3-0 road win in Springfield on September 30th. “Luke gives us a chance to win every night. He carries himself like a true professional and has taken on a leadership role this year and earned a lot of respect from his teammates. He is a player that we have great confidence in and is an elite goaltender at this level,” said Wilderness head coach Tim Madsen.
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