A year after Jacob DeSerres’ took home the honours, 20-year Mathieu Corbeil has finished atop the league with a GAA of 2.38. The next closest competitor was Shawinigan’s Gabriel Girard who finished with a 2.45 mark.
Corbeil finished near the top of every statistical category. He finished fifth in save percentage (0.911), first in wins (37), and first in shutouts (6). He played 2778:40 of hockey (8th) over 48 games and made 1124 saves (11th).
Before this season, Corbeil had never recorded a QMJHL shutout.
Although a lot of people will say Corbeil’s numbers are only because of the team in front of him, you have to give the netminder a lot of credit. Corbeil stepped up his game this year and that was apparent at many points in the season. There were moments when he seemed a bit shaky – particularly around Christmas – but he always bounced back.
Now the real test begins as Corbeil will be looked upon to backstop Saint John through the playoffs.
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