New Ulm goalie Kenny gets called up to the NAHL
January 5, 2018
The New Ulm Steel of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that goaltender Ryan Kenny has been called up to the North American Hockey League (NAHL) to play for the Northeast Generals.
Kenny, 18, is in his first season playing junior hockey in the NA3HL. The native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, has been one of the top goalies in the NA3HL so far this season. To date, Kenny has a 10-5-1 record for the 1st place Steel. He has a 2.17 goals against average and a 93.6% save percentage.
“We try and develop our players and move our players on to the next level. That is our number one goal. Whenever we can get a player to go up to the NAHL from our organization, it makes us feel good and look good. It is not about what I am doing or what our owner or GM is doing. Ryan deserves this. We knew this day was going to come,” said Steel head coach Andrew Kolb.
Kenny (6’2/178) was named the NA3HL Goaltender of the Month for November, going 5-1 in six November starts. After dropping his first decision, Kenny won five in a row, allowing just six goals in that span. His signature performance came on November 25th as he stopped all 40 shots the Granite City Lumberjacks threw his way en route to a 1-0 victory that earned Kenny his second shutout of the season. For November, Kenny had a goals against average of just 1.41 while holding a .962 save percentage.
Prior to playing for the Steel in the NA3HL, Kenny played high school hockey in Wisconsin for Madison Memorial and also played for Team Wisconsin Midget AAA.