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Cayden Bailey Is Your NAHL Goaltender Of The Month

Lone Star Brahmas - Cayden Bailey Photo courtesy of Tina Reilly: Lone Star Brahmas' netminder Cayden Bailey from his shutout of the Odessa Jackalopes on Jan 5 one of his four shutouts in the month. Bailey was named the Vaughn NAHL Goaltender of the Month for January.

 

Lone Star Brahmas netminder Cayden Bailey was named the Vaughn NAHL Goaltender of the Month for January.

Bailey ran off a perfect 5-0-0-0 record in the month posting four shutouts in his six games played. The Estero, FL native allowed a single goal in 329:46 minutes played while facing 101 shots on goal.

On the season Bailey has built a 14-5-0-1 record with a league leading eight shutouts. His 1.29 Goals Against Average and 0.943 Save Percentage both lead the NAHL. In a total of 23 games played covering a span of 1213 minutes, Bailey has allowed more than two goals in a game twice.

“Cayden has really put in the extra work on and off the ice to become a better goaltender and it has paid off. He has continually and consistently come up with the big saves we have needed in games. I think his work with our goalie coach Christian Frey has made a big difference. He has done a great job of tracking pucks and is playing with a lot of confidence right now,” Head Coach Dan Wildfong told NAHL.com. “I think he would be a great fit for an NCAA Division 1 program,”

The NAHL also recognized Bailey as the South Division First Star of the Week Jan 20. South Division Star of the Week Honorable Mention the weeks of Jan 6, Nov 25 and Sep 30.

Bailey really likes what he sees on the ice from his teammates this season. In an interview with NAHL.com Bailey said, “I think our team is playing with a lot of confidence right now and paying attention to playing at both ends of the ice, so that really helped me out a lot. We have some high expectations this year and we are playing like we are never satisfied.”

Cayden has set his sights on the NAHL shutout record and winning a Robertson Cup. He is hopeful that his success with the Lone Star Brahmas will lead to playing NCAA Division 1 hockey once his NAHL career comes to an end.

Bailey will have an opportunity to make a further impression on NCAA and NHL scouts next month as he represents the Lone Star Brahmas at the annual NAHL Top Prospects Tournament at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, MA.

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