The spotlight was shining bright on Mitch Marner and the rest of the NHL All-Stars in Florida this past weekend, but the AHL also got their All-Star festivities underway with their skills competition on Sunday night.
The Marlies are well-represented at the AHL’s All-Star event, with netminder Joseph Woll, defenseman Noel Hoefenmayer, and captain Logan Shaw taking part. Hoefenmayer is having a fantastic season for the Marlies playing on an AHL contract, and he had a solid showing in the hardest shot event when he clocked in at 99.2 mph with his second attempt, but it was Joseph Woll who stole the show as he has so many times this season.
In his first appearance of the evening, Woll stopped eight of ten attempts in the rapid-fire event, tying Bruins prospect Brandon Bussi for the top score. He was just getting started, however, and didn’t allow a goal on three attempts in the Pass and Score Challenge before stopping four of five attempts in the breakaway relay.
Just look at these saves from Joseph Woll: pic.twitter.com/UaggrueMSl
— Nick Barden (@nickbarden) February 6, 2023
Woll played a big part in the Eastern Conference coming away victorious on Sunday night and was named the event’s top goaltender for his efforts. It was a continuation of what has been a spectacular season for Woll thus far, coming off a 25-save performance in a 4-1 win over Laval on Friday that brought his record to 13-1-0 to go along with a 2.36 GAA and .930 SV%.
Joseph Woll wins the Top Goaltender …
Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation