Red Deer Rebels goalie Connor Ungar was the WHL Goalie of the Month for December, after posting a perfect 5-0-0-0 record. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer Rebels goalie Connor Ungar was the WHL Goalie of the Month for December, after posting a perfect 5-0-0-0 record. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Rebels’ Ungar WHL goalie of the month for December

Red Deer Rebels goalie Connor Ungar has earned recognition from the WHL for his performance in December.

Ungar, 19, was named WHL Goalie of the Month for December by the league, after posting a 5-0-0-0 record, along with 1.55 goals against average and a 0.944 save percentage.

Ungar allowed two or fewer goals in four of his five December games, including in a 47-save win on Dec. 19 against the Calgary Hitmen.

Ungar also shutout the Hitmen two days earlier, turning aside 24 shots in a 3-0 Rebels victory, his first shutout as a member of the Rebels.

The 6-foot-1, 197-pound netminder was originally listed by the Brandon Wheat Kings in 2017 and was acquired via trade by Red Deer in May of 2021.

In 30 career WHL appearances with the Wheat Kings and Rebels, Ungar holds a 17-6-2-0 record to go along with a 2.40 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and two shutouts.

Ungar, who attended Calgary Flames training camp as a free-agent invite this past fall, currently sits third among WHL goaltenders during the 2021-22 season in both goals-against average (2.06) and save percentage (.925). The Calgary native has an 11-2-1 record on the campaign.

The Rebels’ season is currently on pause, as earlier this week, some players and team staff tested positive for COVID-19.



byron.hackett@reddeeradvocate.com

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