Chilliwack Chiefs grad wins Atlantic Hockey Conference honour

NCAA goaltender Aidan Pelino was named the AHC's Goalie of the Month for December.

Chilliwack Chiefs grad Aidan Pelino has been named the Goaltender of the Month in the NCAA’s Atlantic Hockey Conference.

Pelino plays for the Bentley Falcons, who currently hold down ninth place in the 11 team standings.

The second-year collegiate was unbeaten in three December starts, making at least 30 stops in each game while allowing just four total goals.

Pelino started the month with 31 saves in a 6-2 victory over conference rival American International College.

Pelino’s next games came on the road against East Coast Athletic Conference foes Brown and Dartmouth. He stopped 31 pucks in a 3-1 win over Brown, then notched 30 saves in a 5-1 win against Dartmouth.

Overall in December, Pelino recorded a 1.33 goals against average and a .958 save percentage, both tops in the AHC for the month.

In 12 appearances this season Pelino sports a record of 6-4-1 with a 3.21 GAA and .900 SP.

See uscho.com for more info.

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