The Central Hockey League announced today that Robby Nolan of the Missouri Mavericks has been named the recipient of the 2010-11 Central Hockey League’s Most Outstanding Goaltender award (Scott Brower Award).
The award is ‘presented annually to the Central Hockey League’s most outstanding goaltender, in memory of Scott Brower, former Memphis goaltender and Corpus Christi employee.’
Voting was done by CHL head coaches, communications departments and selected media members in each market.
In what turned out to be the most decisive award race, Nolan earned 39 votes of the 60 ballots returned (65%) followed by former Lake Superior State goalie Jeff Jakaitis (Dayton), who had 13 votes.
Nolan is at or near the top in nearly every goaltending category. On the season, the Sherwood Park, Alta., native is 26-13-5 helping the Mavericks secure home-ice advantage in at least the opening round of the upcoming CHL playoffs.
The all-star leads the league with seven shutouts, a 2.07 goals-against average and is third with a .928 save percentage. In his 26 wins, the 2010 IHL All-Rookie Team performer has allowed just 31 goals (1.22 GAA). Five of Nolan’s seven shutouts have come since February 8.
The former Michigan Tech star is also one of five finalists for the league’s Most Valuable Player award, which will be announced early next week.