The American Hockey League announced Monday that Syracuse Crunch goaltender Max Lagace has been named Goaltender of the Month.
Lagace went 9-1-1 during 11 starts in April, allowing only 17 goals on 296 shots to record a 1.56 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage for Syracuse.
Lagace, 17-2-2 in his last 21 decisions, went 23-9-2 and ranked sixth in the league with a 2.31 goals-against average while posting a .910 save percentage in 36 appearances overall. He also played two contests with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning this season.
The Crunch will take on the Laval Rocket in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. Game 1 is slated for Friday at 7 p.m.