Michigan Tech freshman Robbie Beydoun was named the WCHA Goaltender of the Month for December the league announced Thursday (Jan. 4).
Beydoun, a native of Plymouth, Michigan, played in all four games during the month, making three starts. He entered in relief on Dec. 8 against Ferris State, made a career-high 31 saves to backstop Tech to a win the next night in his third collegiate start and never looked back, leading WCHA goaltenders with a .944 save percentage in December. He helped the Huskies to a 2-1-1-1 WCHA record, ranking second in the league with a 1.44 goals-against average. Among national rookie netminders, Beydoun was second last month in both save percentage and GAA.
Beydoun made at least 20 saves in each of his three starts, including 25 in his first career shutout—a 3-0 blanking of Lake Superior State Dec. 15. He made another 22 stops over a 65-minute tie the next night against the Lakers, earning his first career WCHA Rookie of the Week accolade.