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Johnny Augusta Dominates February, Crowned Midwest Division Goalie of the Month


#30 Johnny Augusta | USPHL Midwest Division Goalie of the Month
#30 Johnny Augusta | USPHL Midwest Division Goalie of the Month

ADDISON, Ill.- The Chicago Crush are proud to announce that goaltender Johnny Augusta has been selected as the USPHL Midwest Division Goalie of the Month for his outstanding performance throughout February. This well-deserved recognition comes on the heels of Augusta's stellar goaltending, contributing significantly to the team's success and earning them a spot in the upcoming USPHL Nationals in Utica, New Jersey.


Johnny Augusta proudly displaying his shut-out game puck
Johnny Augusta proudly displaying his shut-out game puck

In the month of February, the 18-year-old netminder from Medinah, Illinois, showcased his exceptional skills by notching three wins in as many starts. Augusta faced a total of 91 shots during his 200 minutes of action, making an impressive 87 saves. His standout performance included a memorable outing on February 17, where he secured his first junior shutout against Decatur, making 25 saves in the process.


The statistics speak volumes about Augusta's remarkable month. His save percentage for February reached an incredible .956, and he maintained a goals-against average (GAA) of 1.20. These numbers, when added to his season-long stats, have positioned Augusta among the top 15 goaltenders in the entire Elite division, boasting a season GAA of 2.27 and a save percentage of .924.


#30 Johnny Augusta | Photo By Beverly Buchinger
#30 Johnny Augusta | Photo By Beverly Buchinger

As the Crush faced off against the Fort Wayne Spacemen in the playoffs, Augusta's stellar goaltending played a crucial role in securing victory. In the two Divisional Playoff games, he allowed only one goal, maintaining an outstanding GAA of 0.50 and an impressive save percentage of 0.982. This exceptional playoff performance helped propel the Chicago Crush Elite to victory and secure their place in the upcoming USPHL Nationals.



The Chicago Crush Elite organization extends its heartfelt congratulations to Johnny Augusta on being named the USPHL Midwest Division Goalie of the Month. His dedication, skill, and unwavering performance have not only earned him this prestigious honor but have also played a vital role in the team's success this season.


#30 Johnny Augusta | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#30 Johnny Augusta | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

With Johnny Augusta guarding the net, the Crush are ready to make a strong push in the USPHL Nationals, aiming for glory in Utica, New Jersey. As the team and its fans celebrate this achievement, there's an air of excitement and confidence surrounding the Chicago Crush Elite, and much of that can be attributed to the outstanding goaltending prowess of Johnny Augusta.

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