BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – March 7, 2019 – The Hockey Commissioners Association has named Minnesota State freshman Dryden McKay its National Goaltender of the Month for February.
McKay led all NCAA goaltenders with 0.98 goals against average for month of February, allowing six goals on 133 shots faced for the WCHA regular season champion Mavericks. The Downers Grove, Ill., native ranked third in the country for the month with .954 save percentage. Named WCHA Goaltender of the Week twice during month of February – following two-game sweeps vs. Alabama-Huntsville (Feb. 1-2) and at Michigan Tech (Feb. 8-9). McKay turned away 23 shots at Alaska on Feb. 22 to help MSU to a MacNaughton Cup-clinching 6-1 victory. He finished the month with a 4-1-1 record.
The national honor is McKay's first of his career and the third for the WCHA this season. Bowling Green sophomore Max Johnson and junior Lukas Craggs were the HCA's choice for Player of the Month in October and December, respectively.
Other HCA honorees in February were Northeastern's Jeremy Davies (Player of the Month) and Sacred Heart's Austin Magera (Rookie of the Month).