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Asmundson honored for off-ice work

by John Peterson

 

Former Austin Bruins goaltender Keegan Asmundson (Inver Grove Heights, MN) was recognized this week for his work off the ice for the second time in his college career.

Asmundson, a junior goaltender at Canisius College in the Atlantic Hockey Conference, received the program’s Community Outreach Award, an honor he also received during his freshman season in 2011-12.

In 13 games played this season, Asmundson had a record of 4-7-1, with a 2.51 goals-against average and a save percentage of 92.6 percent with one shutout. For the second straight season, he helped the Golden Griffins reach the Atlantic Hockey Championship. After winning its first ever conference title and advancing to the NCAA Tournament in Asmundson’s sophomore season (2012-13), Canisius was defeated this year by Robert Morris (PA) in the Atlantic Hockey final. The Griffs finished the season with an overall record of 17-21-3, going 11-13-3 in conference play.

Before heading to Canisius, Asmundson spent time in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the Bruins and North Iowa Outlaws, as well as the United States Hockey League (USHL) as part of the Fargo Force and Des Moines Buccaneers organizations during his junior career.

With the Bruins during Austin’s inaugural campaign in 2010-11, he appeared in 39 games, posting a record of 18-18-2, with a 2.68 goals-against average and a save percentage of 92.3 percent.