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San Jose native Vernon chosen NAHL Goaltender of the Year for ’18-19 season

 

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San Jose native and Aberdeen Wings goalie Matt Vernon has been tabbed the NAHL’s 2018-19 Vaughn Goaltender of the Year.

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The 21-year-old was at or towards the top on almost every goaltending category in 2018-19.

He led the NAHL with 40 wins this season, which was two shy of the NAHL single-season record. He also led the NAHL in shutouts (seven), games played (52), was second in save percentage (.934), and third in goals against average (1.94).

Vernon was named the NAHL’s Goaltender of the Month in both December and January and was also named the Central Division’s Most Valuable Player.

Back in January, Vernon committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Colorado College (NCHC).

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(May 1, 2019)