SUMMERSIDE — The Summerside Western Capitals’ Jacob Riley and Kevin Bailie were recognized as the top goaltending tandem in the Maritime Hockey League on Thursday.
Riley and Bailie combined for a 2.13 goals-against average, which was tops in the 11-team league.
“We feel we have a great one-two punch with these two individuals,” explained Caps head coach Billy McGuigan. “Jake Riley has been the most consistent goaltender in the MHL this season.
“We picked up Kevin Bailie at the (Jan. 10) trade deadline, and he has been a fantastic goaltender for us as well. Obviously, with the best combined GAA in the league, we are comfortable with either of them between the pipes.”
Riley, whose hometown is London, Ont., recorded 23 wins in 34 games this season while posting a 2.37 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.
Bailie, who appeared in 11 games, checks in with nine wins, a 1.90 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage. Bailie’s hometown is Belleville, Ont.
Bailie, 21, and Riley, who turns 20 on Monday, each have two shutouts to their credit.