UW Goalie Recruit Scores Goal, Records Shutout in Same Game

It's been an up-and-down junior hockey career for 2013 Wisconsin recruit Gabe Grunwald. The future Badgers goaltender split time last season in the NAHL with the Michigan Warriors and the Kenai River Brown Bears before moving on to the OJHL this year with the Georgetown Raiders.

Through 11 games this season between the pipes for Georgetown, Grunwald is 7-3 with a 2.54 goals against average and a .909 save percentage.

Grunwald has found more consistency in his second season of junior hockey, and he earned his first shutout of the season on Saturday in a 3-0 win over the Mississauga Chargers.

A 6-foot-3, 190-pound net-minder from Chappaqua, N.Y., Grunwald is most famous for being the son of New York Knicks GM Glen Grunwald. Although from now on, Grunwald will likely be known for one of his own accomplishments.

Grunwald is now the first goaltender in OJHL history to record a shutout and score a goal in the same game.

Yes you're reading that correctly, Wisconsin goaltender recruit Gabe Grunwald scored a goal to ice the victory Saturday vs Mississauga.

The NCAA early signing period opens Wednesday, and it's possible that Grunwald will sign his letter of intent with Wisconsin this week.

h/t to Neate Sager from Yahoo!'s Buzzing the Net blog for the tip.

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