Santa Clarita product, Jr. Kings alum Krivtsov chosen NAHL Goaltender of the Month
The NAHL announced today that Fairbanks Ice Dogs netminder Tyler Krivtsov is the NAHL Goaltender of the Month for December.
Krivtsov had his best month in an NAHL uniform in December.
The Santa Clarita native celebrated his 18th birthday at the beginning of the month and then followed that up with a perfect 4-0 record in four appearances in December. Krivtsov allowed just five goals in his four starts, stopping 98 of 103 shots, which was good for a .951 save percentage and 1.25 goals against average during the month.
“Tyler really went to another level in December,” said Fairbanks head coach Trevor Stewart. “I think we are fortunate that we have a great tandem of goalies in Tyler and Kayden Hargraves that are both playing well right now and giving us a chance to win every game. We are hopeful that momentum and improvement can continue during the second half of the season as we make a run towards the playoffs.”
Krivtsov, who played the past two previous seasons in the NAPHL for the Shattuck-St. Mary’s 18U team, is 9-5-0 this season in 14 games played with a 2.61 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage.
“The success of our team in December was what helped my personal success,” Krivtsov said. “When the Dogs get on a roll, you get in a good rhythm and just have fun playing. We have a tight group that supports each other, and our coaching staff is top tier. I look to continue to develop into a better version of myself and to gain tons of experience which would put me on path to NCAA Division I hockey.”
During his youth hockey career, Krivtsov played for the Los Angeles Jr. Kings.
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(January 5, 2022)