Female goalies are just as skilled as their male counterparts. In fact, this year has seen some amazing saves by women goalies across several leagues. This includes the amateurs and high-school clubs, along with junior and national teams. Let’s take a look at some of the top saves in 2017 by these amazing females!
While we are covering saves from this year, we had to include Taylor DeForrest of the Apple Valley Eagles. This amazing goaltender stopped 112 out of 115 shots early in 2016! Taylor and the Eagles were taking on the East Ridge Raptors in the girls high-school hockey section playoffs.
The game lasted 122 minutes and needed six OT periods to finish. While the Eagles did lose 3-2, take a look at some of these amazing saves by DeForrest.
The amazing Shea Tiley stopped 41 shots on net back on March 19 of this year. This was during the Wisconsin Badgers versus Clarkson Golden Knights match for the championship. While the Knights lost to Wisconsin twice in the regular season, they would go on to win the NC Women’s Ice Hockey Championship that night. This was courtesy of Tiley – who truly had some awesome saves during the match! Check the video out.
We can’t have a top saves list without mentioning Nicole Hensley. In fact, Nicole is considered the best female goalie in America – if not the world. This multi-talented player is the starting goalie for the Women’s National Ice Hockey Team. Nicole used her amazing defensive skills to help Team USA defeat Canada twice this year. Known for her swift moves and superb blocking, let’s take a look at some of the top saves made by Hensley in 2017.
Shannon Szabados is one of the best female ice-hockey goaltenders in North America. As a member of the Canadian Women’s National Ice Hockey Team, she currently plays for the Saskatchewan Chiefs of the ACHW- CHHL. Shannon also became the first female to record a shutout in a men’s professional hockey league. This happened back in 2015 with the Cottonmouths defeating the Huntsville Havoc 3-0. Shannon also had an amazing 33 saves that game, and is known for her impressive skills and fiery work-rate. Let’s take a look at some of her saves and career highlights.
These are some of the top saves made by female goalies this year. We will continue to highlight the skills and achievements of female goalies in the weeks and months ahead!
Please be patient with us as we are shiny and new and still growing our content and media. Stay in touch with MyHockeyNation.com on Facebook and other social media platforms for daily updates.