IceDogs’ Dhillon sets two club records in one weekend


Stephen Dhillon was flawless on Saturday, turning aside 31 shots for his fourth shutout of the season as the Niagara IceDogs blanked visiting Peterborough 5-0.

Dhillon also made franchise history in his team’s third straight triumph, earning his 90th career victory to surpass Mark Visentin (2008-12) for the most wins by a goaltender in IceDogs franchise history.

A day later, Dhillon amended the record books once again, setting a Niagara IceDogs record for wins in a season with his 31st. Dhillon posted his second of back-to-back shutouts, making 21 saves in a 9-0 road win over the Owen Sound Attack to surpass Visentin who twice won 30 games in both the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

With his next win, Dhillon will surpass Andrew Loverock (2006-10) for the most single season victories in IceDogs all-time franchise history.

Dhillon, who earlier this season set a franchise record for games played, improved to 31-10-7-0 with a 2.94 goals-against average, a .911 save percentage and five shutouts over 50 games.

Over parts of five OHL seasons, the 20-year-old product of Buffalo, NY has played to an overall mark of 91-63-17-9 with a 3.22 goals-against average, a .908 save percentage and eight shutouts over 189 regular season contests.

Though he remains without a pro contract, Dhillon has attended past NHL training and development camps with Detroit, Montreal, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.

A former Ivan Tennant Award recipient as the OHL’s top academic secondary¬†school student, Dhillon was Niagara’s third round pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection from the Buffalo Regals Minor Midgets.

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