Bernier is AHL Goalie of the Month for October

He got this in March as well. Did they have one for April, or is that two months in a row?

The American Hockey League announced today that Jonathan Bernier of the Manchester Monarchs has been named the Reebok/AHL Goaltender of the Month for October. Bernier was 6-1-0 in seven appearances on the month, with a 1.29 goals-against-average, a .963 save percentage and two shutouts.

Bernier began the 2009-10 season by making 35 saves in Manchester’s 6-3 win at Albany on Oct. 3, then stopped a career-high 41 shots in a 2-1 win at Norfolk on Oct. 9. Bernier shut down the defending Calder Cup champions with a 34-save performance in a 2-1 victory at Hershey on Oct. 11, then put together a shutout streak of 160 minutes and 35 seconds which included consecutive blankings of Portland (29 saves) on Oct. 17 and Bridgeport (40 saves) on Oct. 23. Bernier closed out October by stopping 28-of-29 shots in a 2-1 win over Providence on Oct. 30.

In recognition of his achievement, Bernier will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Monarchs home game.

Bernier, who was also the AHL’s Goaltender of the Month for March 2009, enters the week at 6-2-0, ranking fifth in the AHL with his 1.49 goals-against-average, third with his .956 save percentage and tied for the league lead in victories (6) and shutouts (2) in eight appearances.

via Monarchs News.

 
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