QC's Conway CHL's Goalie of the Week


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Posted Online: Jan. 01, 2013, 8:26 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
Neil Conway was rewarded for a hot start to his Quad City Mallards career Tuesday by earning the Central Hockey League's Goaltender of the Week award.

Since joining the Flock on Dec. 18, the 24-year-old rookie has gone 3-1-0 with a league-best 1.96 goals-against average, a .925 save-percentage and one shutout.

Conway stopped 59 of 63 shots last week to backstop the Mallards to a pair of wins. Included was a shootout victory, with Conway stopping seven of eight penalty shots in the sudden-death session, and a road win to knock Wichita out of first place.

"Neil has worked very hard since the day he joined us,'' Mallards coach Terry Ruskowski said. "He's playing very well and he gives the rest of our guys playing in front of him a lot of confidence.''

Conway started the season with Rapid City, going 1-2-2 in eight games with a 2.82 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage, but was waived when veteran netminders Tim Boron and Danny Battochio returned from Injured Reserve.

The rookie is the second QC backstop to win the award this season, joining now-former Mallard Joe Palmer, who picked up the honor on Oct. 30.

Conway and the Mallards return to action tonight, hosting Wichita at the i wireless Center. For the preview, please see page D3.

















 



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