Alex Lyon PSECU Player of the Week

PSECU Player of the Week — Alex Lyon (12/9)

Lehigh Valley, Pa. — With a .947 save percentage and 1.65 goals-against average across his past three starts, Lehigh Valley Phantoms goaltender Alex Lyon has been named the PSECU Player of the Week for the first time this season.

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The Phantoms began their week with a Wednesday night road matchup against the Springfield Thunderbirds on December 4.  Lyon, who made his second start in a row for Lehigh Valley, came into the week having most recently posted a 34-save win against the Hartford Wolf Pack on November 30, in which he only allowed a single goal.  His previous performance earned him second-star honors and raised his record on the season to 6-4-2.

The 27-year-old netminder managed to turn aside 20 of the 22 shots he faced during the contest, including an in-tight save after a turnover in the defensive zone during the second period.

Despite peppering Springfield Goaltender Philip Desrosiers with a franchise record 63 shots — which included Greg Carey setting a new single-game record for shots in a game with 14 — the Phantoms ultimately fell to the Thunderbirds by a score of 3-1.

On Friday, Lyon would make his third consecutive start in a home contest against the rival Hershey Bears.  While the contest was back-and-forth for most of evening, the Bears edged the Phantoms by a score of 2-1.  Lyon ended the evening by facing a total of 37 shots, turning aside 35 of them in the process.  Despite absorbing the loss, the Baudette, Minnesota, native finished the game with a .946 save percentage and a 2.05 GAA.

As of Monday, Lyon’s goals-against average of 2.33 ranks him ninth in the league while his season-long save percentage of .920 ranks him 11th in the league, just outside of the top 10.

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Prior PSECU Players of the Week

12-2-19 Andy Welinski
11-25-19 Tyler Wotherspoon

11-18-19 Greg Carey

11-11-19 Kyle Criscuolo

11-4-19 Morgan Frost

10-28-19 Nic Aube-Kubel

10-21-19 Morgan Frost
10-14-19 Joel Farabee