Herman kicked off Arizona hockey team
Senior goalie David Herman was dismissed from the Wildcat hockey team, head coach Sean Hogan said Thursday after practice.
Herman split time with current junior starter Steven Sisler last year, playing 14 games while Sisler played 19, but Herman didn’t play this year, after falling out of favor.
Last season the Highland Park, Ill., native played 14 games and 783.90 minutes, had a 3.90 goals against average, gave up 51 goals, made 400 saves and had a 0.89 save percentage.
Last November and December, Herman played goalie in the Wildcats’ back to back wins over top 10 teams. He had 31 saves in the 3-1 upset of No. 6 Ohio and 25 saves in the 4-1 win over No. 7 Oklahoma.
Sisler (7-8) has played 15 games for Arizona and sophomore Bob Schultz has played two. Freshman Dylan Hojnacki is the other goalie on the roster.
In the 2010-11 season, Herman played 12 games and 762.35 minutes, had a 4.72 goals against average, gave up 60 goals, made 373 saves and had a 0.86 save percentage.
In the 2009-10 season, he played 22 games and 1438.37 minutes, had a 4.55 goals against average, gave up 109 goals, made 1014 saves and had a 0.90 save percentage.
Herman’s career 48 games, 1787 saves, 0.890 save percentage and 4.58 goals against average puts him in a league with Arizona’s great goalies. He has made more saves than Icecat hall of fame inductee Dennis Hands, who had 1637.