SUMMERSIDE – Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals goaltender Dominik Tmej has earned national recognition.
Tmej was announced as the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s third star of the month for December on Thursday afternoon.
The second-year Western Capital won all five starts in the final month of 2018. The 19-year-old from Bradenton, Fla., allowed just three goals and recorded back-to-back shutouts while registering a microscopic 0.60 goals-against average and an unheard of .981 save performance.
Tmej has earned victories in his last 11 appearances, and has a 15-1 (won-lost) record in his previous 16 outings.
Tmej goes into Thursday night’s home game against the Truro Bearcats leading all MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) goaltenders in goals-against average (1.97), save percentage (.940) and shutouts (4) while tied with Yarmouth Mariners rookie Tyler Caseley of Kensington for the league lead in wins – 16.