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Aspen native, Colorado College commit Mbereko selected USHL Goaltender of the Week


The USHL announced today that the Lincoln Stars’ Kaidan Mbereko has been named USHL Goaltender of the Week for the second time in the last four weeks after backstopping the Stars to a 4-1 win over the Omaha Lancers on Saturday night.

“I was able to flow with the game and be on top of things,” Mbereko said. “Throughout the game, I was engaged and aware of everything in front of me. The guys played great, too, so that helped.”

The Colorado College commit turned aside 35 of the 36 shots Omaha sent his way, picking up his 14th win of the season and marking the fifth time in 28 appearances this season that Mbereko has allowed one or fewer goals.

The Aspen native is eligible for the 2022 NHL Draft and holds a 14-9-1-2 record in 28 games this season with a 3.07 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage.

Mbereko has won four of his last six appearances going back to February 24 and is part of a goaltending duo that has Lincoln in third in the Western Conference with a 29-16-2-3 record and makes them one of just three teams this season with a Clark Cup Playoff spot secured, joining the Tri-City Storm and Sioux City Musketeers. 

Back home, Mbereko played for the Aspen Jr. Leafs and Rocky Mountain Snow Kings.

Photo/Brandon Anderson

— With files from Lincoln Stars Staff

(March 22, 2022)

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