ADDISON, Ill. - The October winds brought more than just falling leaves to Chicago; they brought a whirlwind of excellence to the Chicago Crush Premier team. The standout performer leading the charge was none other than our very own Swedish sensation, Jack Sundhall. The 20-year-old netminder has been named the Midwest East Division Goalie of the Month, and his outstanding performance in the crease is earning him the recognition he truly deserves.
Sundhall, hailing from the hockey-rich city of Göteborg, Sweden, has quickly become a fan favorite in the Windy City, and his recent honor is a testament to his exceptional skills between the pipes. With his sensational start to the 2023-2024 USPHL Premier season, Jack Sundhall has shown why he is considered one of the brightest young talents in the league.
Sundhall's second-year tenure in the Premier league and his first with the Chicago Crush has been nothing short of spectacular. Over the course of nine games in October, he boasted a remarkable 7-1-1-1 record. His consistency and poise between the pipes have not only helped the Crush secure victories but have also solidified his place among the league's elite goaltenders.
One of the standout statistics that underline Sundhall's extraordinary start to the season is his impressive .942 save percentage, a figure that places him in the top 10 for this essential goaltending category. This save percentage is a testament to his ability to stop pucks with incredible efficiency and to keep his team in games even when under pressure.
In addition to his impressive save percentage, Sundhall has also found himself tied for fourth in wins league-wide. This demonstrates his penchant for delivering when it matters most and his determination to give the Crush the best chance to succeed in each game.
One of the most notable highlights of Sundhall's October performance is his contribution to the team's shutout column. The Swedish netminder earned two shutouts during the month, making him one of only 11 goalies across the league to accomplish this feat. Shutouts are a rare commodity in hockey and serve as a testament to a goalie's ability to keep the opposition at bay, even when they are pushing hard to score.
The statistics from October 2023 are a testament to Sundhall's dedication and skill between the pipes. Here's a breakdown of his stats for the month: Jack Sundhall's October 2023 Statistics:
Games Played: 9
Overtime Losses: 1
Shootout Losses: 0
Minutes Played: 518
Goals Against: 16
Goals Against Average (GAA): 1.85
Shots Against (SA): 278
Saves (SVS): 262
Save Percentage (SV%): 0.942
Jack's impact on the Chicago Crush Premier team has been immeasurable. He has been a pillar of strength in the crease, consistently giving his team the opportunity to win. As the season continues, the Crush and their fans eagerly anticipate more exceptional performances from the talented Swedish goaltender.
Sundhall's selection as the Midwest East Division Goalie of the Month is well-deserved and underscores his significant contributions to the Crush's early-season success. With his exceptional skills and determination, he has proven himself as one of the league's premier goalies. Chicago Crush fans have every reason to be excited about what the future holds with Jack Sundhall guarding the net.
Keep your eyes on the ice and watch as Sundhall and the Chicago Crush aim to conquer new heights in the USPHL Premier. The future looks bright for this rising star from Göteborg, Sweden, and we're all eager to see what he'll accomplish next. Congratulations to Jack Sundhall on this well-earned honor, and here's to many more outstanding performances with the Chicago Crush.