The United States Hockey League has announced the Goaltender of the Week for Week Six of the 2018-19 season. Des Moines Buccaneers' goaltender Roman Durny earned his first-ever Goaltender of the Week award. Durny, the Anaheim Ducks' prospect, led the Buccaneers to two victories, stopping 41 of 43 shots on Friday before posting a 23-save shutout on Sunday.
Goaltender: Roman Durny - Des Moines Buccaneers
2-0-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .970 SV%
Durny stopped 41 of the 43 shots he faced in Des Moines' 5-2 victory over the Tri-City Storm on Friday. The Anaheim Ducks prospect then shut out the Sioux Falls Stampede on Sunday, making 23 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Buccaneers rolled to a 7-0 win over the Stampede to extend his team's winning streak to four games. Durny has now won each of his last three starts, moving him to 7-3-0-0 on the season, to go along with an impressive 2.38 GAA and .923 SV%. His 2.38 GAA is good for second among all USHL goaltenders, while his .923 SV% is third in the league. He has stopped 25 or more shots in eight of his 10 appearances and 312 shots in total, also second among all USHL goaltenders. Durny is playing in his first full USHL season after joining the Buccaneers midway through the 2017-18 campaign. In 25 appearances last season, Durny posted an identical 2.38 GAA to go along with a .920 SV% and a pair of shutouts. Following the season, he was selected in the fifth round, 147th overall by the Anaheim Ducks at the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas. Durny is a native of Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK and previously played for HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas in Slovakia.