JuniorHockey.com today announced that Jake Soffer, of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League's New York Bobcats, has been named Wall USA's National Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Nov. 27.
Over the past weekend, Soffer was fantastic for the Bobcats in a pair of wins over the league's top two teams.
On Friday Soffer stopped 27 of 28 shots in the win against the Northern Cyclones. On Saturday his workload increased against the Walpole Express, but Soffer got the win while stopping 35 of 36.
For the season Soffer is carrying a 2.10 GAA and a .939 save percentage through thirteen games.
"I have not committed to a school yet, but I am hoping to get to one with great academics," Soffer told JuniorHockey.com today. If Soffer continues to play like he did this week, we are sure he is going to be getting a lot more attention from the D1 college coaches.
Wall U.S.A. was founded by ECHL goalie Dave "The Hurricane" Marlin. While still playing professionally, Dave discovered the love of coaching kids, and founded the Zen Marlin Goaltending Academy. This paired well with his love of travel as he was the only school teaching the Finnish Lion, a technique developed and adapted by many of the Finnish NHL goalies that we know today. Dave traveled to Finland many times over the last decade to perfect this technique and bring that understanding back to the kids in his camps. In doing so, Dave discovered that the Finns were not only on the cutting edge with their technique but they were also worlds beyond the U.S. with their protective technology. His desire to provide the best protection possible for his own students is what led him to begin importing the Wall mask. Now Dave's vision has become a reality! Now Goalies all over North America can experience the Wall. This product is hand crafted in Finland and you will feel the difference.
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