Pavlas Named FHL Goaltender of the Month For December

Winston-Salem, NC - The Federal Hockey League released it's monthly awards for December on Friday and Carolina's Christian Pavlas was named Goaltender of the Month by the league. this is the second consecutive month the Thunderbirds have taken home this award.

Pavlas, a native of Bratislava in Slovakia, posted a 1.75 GAA and a .931 save percentage over the 11 games he appeared in this month with a 10-0-0-0 record to match.

Pavlas' 10 wins this month add on to his streak that sees him recording 12 wins over his last 12 starts.

In the month of December, Pavlas recorded two shutouts both against the Elmira Enforcers on back-to-back nights. As part of that back-to-back shutout effort (which was an FHL first) he also put up a scoreless streak of 164:13. That is also an FHL record.

Pavlas also notched an assist in the December 28th game against Mentor.

Pavlas is the third Thunderbird to be awarded with a monthly honor by the FHL this season. Henry Dill (Goaltender of the Month, November) and Jiri Pargac (Rookie of the Month, December) were the others.