CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Former standout goaltender for the Corpus Christi IceRays, Pheonix Copley, has been named the United States Hockey League goaltender of the week for the second time this season.
Copley posted a 2.00 goals-against-average and .932 save percentage while in net for two victories for the Des Moines Buccaneers. He made 23 saves in Friday' 3-1 win against Sioux City. The 20-year-old then stopped 32 shots in the 6-3 victory over Sioux City on Saturday to capture his fourth consecutive win. Copley has posted a 6-2-0 record with a 2.23 GAA and .929 SV% in eight games since being acquired by the Bucs earlier in the month. Copley has recorded 15 wins thus far in his first USHL season and has allowed one goal or less in eight of those victories.
Last season with the IceRays, Copley went 14-23 with a goals-against average of 4.17 and save percentage of .880.
Earlier in the year, the North Pole, Alaska native committed to play between the pipes for Michigan Tech next season.
The IceRays are home for a week night battle on Thursday against league leading Amarillo. Puck drops at 7:05PM, coverage begins at 6:50PM with the IceRays Pregame Show on ESPN Radio 1440AM.
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