A pair of NAHL divisional rivals are helping their respective clubs to solid starts this season, providing a level of consistency required to achieve the kind of results that both teams aspire too. The twist? Both netminders hail from the sunny confines of Southern California…

Kenai River starting netminder Landon Pavlisin (San Celmente, CA) has helped backstop the Brown Bears to 1st place in the NAHL’s Midwest Division, turning many a head along the way with his spirited play. To date, Pavlisin numbers are quite impressive – 1st in Wins (13), 1st in Games Played (19), 1st in Shots Against (620), and 1st in Minutes Played (1128). All this while maintaining a strong .924 Save Percentage and 2.50 Goals Against Average – including their 3rd consecutive sweep of opponents.

Fairbanks goalie Mattias Sholl is no stranger to the responsibility of tending the cage in the North, having backstopped the Ice Dogs the NAHL Championship contest last year where they succumbed to Aberdeen. Sholl (Manhattan Beach, CA) has compiled solid numbers equally – 2nd in Wins (11), 3rd in Games Played (18), 3rd in Minutes Played (1055), and 9th in Shots Against (452). He has held steady as well with a .920 Save Percentage & 2.05 Goals Against Average.