Bobby Goepfert turned in an impressive performance at the World Junior Championship in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Jan. 6, 2003
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Providence College freshman goaltender Bobby Goepfert (Kings Park, N.Y.) led the U.S. National Junior Team to a fourth-place finish at the 2003 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. The fourth-place finish was the best for the U.S. since 2000.
Goepfert's performance is among one of the best by a U.S. netminder at the World Junior Championship. He played in seven games (five starts) and registered a 4-1 record, a 1.77 goals against average and a .937 save percentage. His .937 save percentage is the second best in U.S. history, behind Jim Carey who recorded a .975 save percentage in 1993. In addition, the 1.77 goals against average is the third best in U.S. history, behind Rick DiPietro (1.30 in 2001) and Jean Marc Pelletier (1.66 in 1998).
After the 3-2 loss in the bronze medal game against Finland, the IIHF named Goepfert along with North Dakota's Zach Parise and Yale's Chris Higgins the three stars of the tournament for the U.S.
Goepfert, who will return to the Friar lineup when Providence plays at Boston University on Thursday, January 9, has played in eight games for the Friars this season and has a 5-2-1 record. He is fourth in the nation with a .940 save percentage and a 1.85 goals against average. Goepfert was the runner-up for Hockey East Rookie of the Month for the months of October and November and runner-up for Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for November.
Prior to coming to Providence, Goepfert played junior hockey for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the United States Hockey League. He earned USHL Goaltender of the Year in 2001 and 2002 and was named USHL Player of the Year in 2002. Goepfert was a sixth-round selection (171st overall) of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He is the son of JoAnn and Steve Goepfert.
The Friars are back in action on Thursday, January 9, 2003 when they travel to Boston University to face the Terriers at 7:00 p.m. The game will televised on Fox Sports Net New England.
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