The OJHL announced today that Georgetown Raiders netminder Knick Dawe (photo credit - Graeme Reid/OJHL Images) has been named the Gongshow Gear Goaltender-of-the-Month for December after finishing with a 5-0-1 record, including a sparkling 1.81 goals against average during the month.
The 6’, 180 lbs. native of Penetang, Ontario joined the Raiders as part of a trade on December 1 after spending the first three months of the season with the Stouffville Spirit. Following the deal, Dawe would ring off five consecutive victories, with his only loss coming in a shootout, along with a .934 save percentage to help the club work its way back in to contention for the West Division lead. Overall on the season, Dawe’s record is 13-6-6 with a 2.94 goals against average and .916 save percentage to earn a spot for the second consecutive year on the OJHL North Division All-Star Team at the Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge. He would miss the tournament, however, after officially signing with the Sarnia Sting where he will spend the rest of the 2012-13 season.
“Knick played very well for us,” said Raiders General Manager and Head Coach Greg Walters. “Very calm in the net, plays the puck very well, which was a huge help to our defence. It is a huge loss to our team (to Sarnia Sting), but we are very happy for Knick that he is moving up to the OHL.”
Nathan Perry of the Cobourg Cougars was runner-up to Dawe as the OJHL Goaltender-of-the-Month. Perry posted a 5-1-0 record with a 2.28 goals against average and .922 save percentage, while leading the OJHL East Division All-Star Team to victory at the 2012 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge.
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