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MacAULEY MAKES MOST OF OPPORTUNITY

Tigers goaltender backtops club to first win of season

Monday 09.24.12 / 09:09 AM

 

STORY COURTESY: DARREN STEINKE, MEDICINE HAT NEWS
dsteinke@medicinehatnews.com


It was a night that was a long time in coming for Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Dawson MacAuley.


Selected in the second round and 36th overall by the Tigers in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, the Prince Albert, Sask., product was viewed as a big prospect for the team outside of the fact he stands 6-foot-5.


He wasn't able to stay with the Tabbies as a 16-year-old, and he returned to Prince Albert to help the midget AAA Mintos win a Saskatchewan league championship.


Last year, MacAuley was beaten out for the backup job to starter Tyler Bunz by newcomer Kenny Cameron. MacAuley then played for the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior A Hockey League.


This year with Bunz having moved on to the professional ranks, MacAuley earned one of the two open goaltending spots on the team with Czech product Marek Langhamer. Cameron was assigned to the junior A Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.


On Saturday, MacAuley was given his first WHL start in the Tigers regular season home opener. He didn't disappoint making 23 saves in a 5-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 4,006 spectators.


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Stats
Player Stats
Skaters: GP G A PTS +/-
T. Cox 13 8 13 21 13
C. Sanford 13 8 11 19 11
C. Valk 13 10 8 18 9
M. Koules 13 4 4 8 -2
D. Bredo 13 1 7 8 7
T. Vannelli 13 1 5 6 -4
C. Butcher 13 4 1 5 0
S. Owre 10 3 2 5 1
T. Stanton 13 0 4 4 -1
M. Eisenschmid 13 0 4 4 0
Goalies: W L OTL SOL Sv% GAA
M. Langhamer 8 4 0 0 0.942 2.00