Aug 25, 2016

Continuing our series where we introduce you to the 2016-17 Jr. Blues squad, this afternoon we meet with the man between the pipes: returning goalie Zach Young.

LAST SEASON: In his first year of junior hockey, Young went 21-5-3 in the regular season, with a 2.56 goals-against average, a save percentage of .911 and five shutouts. The native of Robertsville, MO was tapped to play goal for the U18 Red Selects team at Top Prospects (where he went 2-0 with a 3.35 GAA) and spent several weekends with the NAHL’s Springfield Jr. Blues as an emergency goaltender. In the playoffs, Young made appearances in three games.

What is your favorite moment in your hockey career? Winning the Midwest Division last year and going to Silver Cup

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who’d it be? Samuel L. Jackson

Who is your favorite NHL player? Kari Lehtonen

Favorite film Jurassic Park

Favorite video game NHL series

Favorite TV series South Park

Three things you’d bring with you if you were stranded on a desert island: A big jug of water, a box of matches, and a blanket

Favorite subject in school English

Do you have any unique pre-game routines or superstitions? None, actually

Why did you choose the Jr. Blues? This organization has had a lot of success with moving players on.