CHICAGO — For the second time this season, Dubuque Fighting Saints goaltender Jaxon Castor led the way for the team en route to a weekend sweep over the Green Bay Gamblers. This time, his two-win performance, combined with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .958 save percentage during the weekend, earned him CCM/USHL Goaltender of the Week honors for the second time this season.
“It feels good. It always does,” Castor said. “I want to give credit to [goalie coach] Matt Millar, who has been doing a great job with me and Mike Robinson by making sure we are prepared for every game.”
Castor will share the honors this week with Bloomington Thunder goaltender Logan Halladay, who also had a two-win weekend and similar statistics. Castor arguably one-upped him with a shutout to his credit, a 30-save performance in Green Bay in a 1-0 win on Saturday night at the Resch Center. That shutout was his second of the season.
“It was a good week of practice, and an all-around great effort by the whole team this week,” Castor added. “They did a great job of clearing my crease and making sure I could see the puck every time.”
The Arizona State University commit is now one of eight starting goaltenders in the league with goals-against average under 2.00 for the whole season. Among netminders who have played more than ten games, Castor ranks fourth in GAA (1.94) behind Waterloo’s Robbie Beydoun (1.64), Youngstown’s Ivan Kulbakov (1.67), and Sioux City’s Matiss Kivlenieks (1.80). No goaltender in the league has played more minutes than Castor (802).
Catch Jaxon Castor and the Fighting Saints as they host Dupaco Cowbell Cup rival Cedar Rapids on Friday, November 18. Country Night, a celebration of the country lifestyle and great country music, sponsored by media partner WGLR-FM, features a shot glass giveaway to the first 500 fans who enter Our House. For tickets, call the box office at 563.583.6880, or go to DubuqueFightingSaints.com to order today!