HUNTERSVILLE, NC – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Tuesday announced that Riley Gill of the Louisiana IceGators has been selected as the Sher-Wood Goaltender of the Year in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.
Andrew Loewen of the Columbus Cottonmouths finished second in the voting.
Gill led the league in wins (25-tied) and shootout wins (four) and set a new SPHL record with five shutouts. His 2.43 goals against average ranked second, while his .918 save percentage was tied for third-best. Gill’s strong play helped Louisiana to a 20-point improvement from last season, as the IceGators finished tied with Fayetteville for most points (73).
SPHL Goaltender of the Year Award Winners
2012-13 - Riley Gill, Louisiana IceGators
2011-12 - Ian Vigier, Columbus Cottonmouths
2010-11 - Mark Sibbald, Huntsville Havoc
2009-10 - Bill Zaniboni, Mississippi Surge
2008-09 - Andrew Gallant, Knoxville Ice Bears
2007-08 - Tim Haun, Jacksonville Barracudas
2006-07 - Chad Rycroft, Columbus Cottonmouths
2005-06 - Terry Denike, Florida Seals
2004-05 - Chad Collins, Fayetteville FireAntz
The SPHL will announce its Coach of the Year on Wednesday.