Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Last Saturday's game marked the second time in the last three games against Bemidji State UMD goaltender Kenny Reiter has faced a penalty shot, the most recent coming in the second period of a scoreless game at AMSOIL Arena.
"I think the guy kind of made the same shot, but it was a different player," Reiter said. "We practice that a lot so I see a lot of them. I just tried to make him make the first move, and lucky for me, I don't think he made quite the shot he wanted to."
"We work breakaway stuff all the time in practices, and he does well in that," UMD senior captain Jack Connolly said. "It was an unfortunate call, but we had confidence he was going to do that job and stop the puck. The kid made a move, but he held his ground and made a big stop for us. I think that was a big turning point in the game for us."
A turning point to say the least, as UMD went on to win 1-0 over the Beavers, marking Reiter's seventh collegiate shutout with the Bulldogs.
"I try to prepare the same way no matter what. I try to be a level-headed player out there, especially in my position," Reiter said. "You never know what you're going to see. You might see 40 [shots] one night, 10 [shots] the next night. I don't dwell on the numbers as long as we're winning games."
"He's a great solid goaltender, and he plays the puck very well, which is kind of rare for a goalie at this level," Bulldogs freshman defenseman Chris Casto said. "It's great to know that, and he talks and helps us out a lot."
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