Green Bay Gamblers Steve Summerhays set a new USHL record on Saturday when he extended his winning streak to 19 games after a 20-save performance in the 4-3 overtime win vs. the Lincoln Stars.
Summerhays tied the record last Saturday which was originally set by Matt Carney of the Des Moines Buccaneers who won 18 consecutive games during the 1998-99 season.
Ironically, Summerhays began his streak on November 20th making 22 saves in the 3-2 win over Lincoln, the same team he defeated to set the new record. During the 19-game stretch, he won three overtime games and one shootout contest.
The 19-year-old native of Anchorage, Alaska is playing in his second USHL season and has compiled a 25-2-1 record with two shutouts this season. He is currently tied for the League lead in victories (25) while ranking second with a 2.18 goals-against-average. Summerhays was selected to participate in the 2010 USHL All-Star Game. Last season, he posted a 15-6-1 record in 23 appearances for the Gamblers. Summerhays is uncommitted to a college hockey program following his USHL career.
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