Michael Herringer posted two shutouts and a 2.00 goals against average in the opening round of the WHL playoffs. -Image credit: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze

Rockets’ Herringer WHL goalie of month

Kelowna netminder had a solid March, including a pair of shutouts against Kamloops.

Thanks to his stellar play in March, Rockets’ netminder Michael Herringer has been named the Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month.

Herringer, a 21-year-old product of Comox, chalked up a record of 10-3-0-0 during the month of March, with an outstanding 1.89 goals-against average, .934 save percentage, three shutouts and 337 saves.

The Rockets’ goaltender logged one shutout during regular-season action, making 21 saves on Friday March 17, in a 7-0 win versus Vancouver. He then posted two shutouts during Kelowna’s six-game triumph over the Kamloops Blazers to open the 2017 WHL Playoffs.

He made 15 saves on Friday, March 24, in a 4-0 win versus Kamloops before then registering another 24 saves on Wednesday, March 29, in a 1-0 win at Kamloops.

In 13 appearances during the month of March, Herringer surrendered two goals or fewer on eight occasions, earning first-star honours once and second-star recognition twice.

Herringer was recognized as WHL Goaltender of the Week twice during the month of March and three times over the course of the entire 2016-17 regular season.

In the playoffs, He is 4-2 with a 2.00 GAA, .928 save percentage and two shutouts through six appearances.

Herringer and the Rockets will open the Western Conference semifinal Friday night at home to the Portland Winterhawks.

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