Monday, March 8, 2010

Bunz named Tiger of the Week

Tyler earns the Tigers player of the week after recording wins in three straight games in three consecutive nights, allowing just five goals and recording a save percentage of .943.

Bunz has been very solid as of late. Over the last 2 months and beginning of this month his save percentage has been %.906. (21 games)

During the last three weeks or so he has developed a real nice ability on anticipating the play, has shown excellent positioning, and has done a better job at getting a handle on pucks in tight and in scrums.

NHL Potential?? I haven't really given this much thought. I'm not that much of a goal-tending expert but here's a few thoughts.

Bunz has shown very good lateral movement, and has developed extremely good positioning in net. His rebound control is an issue, but is improving, and his glove hand can be inconsistent. His improvement over this year is a good sign and I'm excited about his future potential. He reminds me a bit of Matt Keetley during his first year as a tiger.


30+ Wins as a 17 year old
A couple people over on Tigers Roarr's and Purrs were curious to see if Tyler Bunz is the only 17 year old Tigers Goaltender to record 30+ wins in a season.

Apparently the 30 win season in a 17 year old year has already been done before at least once. In the comments section of this post, An anonoymous user went and asked the former goaltender himself. Sonny Mignacca reached 35 wins in the 91-92 season.

Otherwise The closest 17 year olds to 30 wins I found were Troy Gamble(27), and Mark Fizpatrick (26). Osgood only had 24. Hrudey only had 1 30+ win season in his last year.
Also I should give thanks out to Gregg Drinnan who posted a link to my blog on his "blog list". I'm not sure when he added me but I just noticed it now.


Anonymous said...

Sonny goalie coach for the Winnipeg South Blues of the MJHL.

Anonymous said...

Spoke with Sonny, he had 35 wins, 17 loss and 2 ties as a 17 year old

TigerTurf said...

cool, thanks for the info

Anonymous said...

hrudey did play in the hat when he was 17

TigerTurf said...

You might be right. The site I used listed his first year as his 18 year old season, but that may be wrong