Muskegon Lumberjacks goaltender named USHL goaltender of the week

By Michael Caples -

The holiday season just got a bit more festive for Kevin Lindskoug.

The Muskegon Lumberjacks’ goaltender was named the USHL’s “Reebok Goaltender of the Week” yesterday – the second time he has won the award.

Lindskoug, a Trelleborg, Sweden native, shut out the National Team Development Program’s Under-17 team on Friday, stopping 28 shots. He followed that up with another shutout the next night, stopping all 29 shots he saw from the Chicago Steel.

The Lumberjacks’ netminder gave credit to his goaltending coach, former Red Wing Manny Legace, in his statement from a press release.

“It was a good weekend for me all-around and the defensemen played outstanding in front of me.  The defense made me more calm and relaxed between the pipes,” said Lindskoug.  “Manny (Legace) and I have been working hard on the technical aspect of my game, and I am glad that the hard work in practice is starting to pay off.”

Lindskoug also won the “Reebok Goaltender of the Week” award on Oct. 8.