PARKER TOBIN STOPPED 24 SHOTS FOR HIS FIRST SJHL SHUT-OUT TUESDAY AGAINST ESTEVAN. PHOTO COURTESY MARLA POSSBERG.
The Humboldt Broncos won their third straight game Tuesday on the strength of Parker Tobin’s 24 save shut-out.
The 18 year-old Stony Plain, Alta. product is now 7-4 in his rookie Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season. He said the overall the team is hitting their stride heading into the playoff chase.
“Our team buy in has been incredible. Guys are sacrificing their body, making the simple play when they don’t have a lot of options, and we just believe in ourselves,” Tobin said.
Conner Lukan opened the scoring with his 13th of the season from Nick Shumlanski and Logan Schatz on the power-play. Jacob Leicht picked up his fourth of the season from Graysen Cameron and Stephen Wack early in the second period. The defense and Tobin did the rest.
“It feels good to get my first shut-out on home ice against a very good Estevan team. We did a great job limiting their chances, and on pucks that did get through I got a good look at. My job was made easy,” he said.
Tobin is now sporting a goals-against-average of 2.36 and a .918 save percentage in 13 starts. He said having the confidence of the coaching staff to face high powered teams like Estevan is a great feeling.
“It always feels good to have the confidence of your coaches, they’re all really good at letting us make mistakes and learn from them so that definitely helps me just go out there and play my game,” Tobin said.
Humboldt now sits three points ahead of Notre Dame for fifth overall in the standings. They meet the Hounds on Friday night in Wilcox.