Steve Summerhays (GB) is a goalie who's skills have been shown this season. The goaltender from Anchorage, Alaska is leading virtually every stat category for goalies this year. Summerhays has a record of 30-2-3 (leads the league in wins), has a 2.20 GAA (leads league), and a .913 SV% (3rd in league). Summerhays, a two-year USHL veteran, recently commited to play hockey for the University of Notre Dame, a member of the WCHA.
Summerhays is probably the best goaltender in the USHL in overall skill. Now, he may not be the best NHL prospect, I would say Cab Morris (IND) is, but Summerhays has the the most skill developed right now. Summerhays doesn't really have a weak spot in his game, but if there's one thing that takes away from his value, it's that he plays behind a really good team on the Anderson Cup winning Green Bay Gamblers. He hasn't had to prove himself as a starter on a team where he has to win the game for them, not just keep the team in it.
Summerhays comes out and challenges when his defensemen get burned and is, you guessed it, always square to the shooter. Summerhays' real strength is his glove. Screened or not, he can always seem to glove a shot no matter how fast it is. Summerhays also keeps rebounds well under control which really cuts down on his goals against by rebound. One on one, I believe he is the hands-down best goaltender in the league. He cuts down angles on breakaways which makes him almost impossible to score on.
Summerhays committed to play at Notre Dame, as mentoined before, and I can't believe it took this long for him to get committed somewhere. His NHL Draft future looks bleek to say the least, but I believe he'll be one of those guys who plays well in college and ends up getting a contract upon leaving college.
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