12/02/2013 2:36 PM
STCC Digital Photography Program/Jared Herman
The American Hockey League announced Monday that Springfield Falcons netminder Mike McKenna has been named CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for November. In five November starts, McKenna went 4-1-0 with a 1.16 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and two shutouts.
Due in large part to his success throughout the month, the St. Louis, Missouri native now leads the AHL this season with a 1.45 goals-against average and .943 save percentage. No other AHL goaltender has a goals-against average below 2.00.
McKenna has recorded two consecutive shutouts – a 26-save blanking of the Portland Pirates Saturday, November 30 and a 15-save performance versus the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday, November 23. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound goaltender is tied with four others for the league lead in shutouts (2) this season.
In recognition of his achievement, McKenna will be presented with an etched crystal award at an upcoming Falcons home game.
The Falcons are back in action Wednesday, December 4 when they visit the Albany Devils for a Northeast Division matchup. The team returns to the MassMutual Center Saturday, December 7 to host the Hartford Wolf Pack at 8:00 p.m.