Jr Blues goalie Niko Della Maggiore was named the NAHL Goalie of the Month.
Della Maggiore posted a 4-0-1 rcord on the month, with a 1.17 Goals Against Average, and a 96.2% save percentage. He never allowed more than two goals in any game this month an posted a 35 save shutout against the Coulee Region Chill on October 10th. Della Maggiore currently has the 6th best save percentage in the league with a save percentage of 92.9%. Coach Tony Zasowzki had this to say about his goalie "Niko had a great month of October and it started in the offseason. Niko came in the best shape he has been in and with great practice habits. He built momentum with a good game in Coulee Region early in the month and has won some big games for us since then."
“I think we have a really good tandem here with myself and Tommy Nappier. He is a really good and young goalie and we push each other, which I think makes us both better in the long term,” said Della Maggorie. “I think the team this year has a better chemistry and guys are really willing to go to battle for one another. Everyone is working hard on and off the ice and we don’t want to let one another down, so that has driven a lot of success. I think having Tony as a coach at this level and previously in the NAPHL has really enabled me to get me to this point. It is nice to have a coach who was a goalie and understands the development process and hopefully that will lead to an opportunity in the NCAA,” said Della Maggorie.
Della Maggiore and the Jr Blues look to keep the momentum going with two games in Topeka this weekend.