Green Bay Gamblers goaltender Ryan McKay and Zane Gothberg of the Fargo
Force are co-recipients of the 2011-12 USHL Goaltender of the Year as determined by a vote of the USHL coaches and general managers.
McKay posted a 27-5-3 record with a 2.18 goals-against-average and .920 save percentage in leading the Green Bay Gamblers to Anderson Cup title as the USHL team with the best regular season record. His 2.18 GAA was the best mark in the League and his .920 SV%was second only to Gothberg.
McKay was also unbeaten on the road during the regular season (15-0-1), helping the Gamblers earn a League record 25 road victories. His 27 victories this season were a USHL career high. He equaled the team record with his 53rd career victory on February 7th during a 3-0 shutout against Waterloo in which he stopped all 25 shots he faced.
Over his three seasons in the League, McKay has compiled 66 wins with a 2.11 GAA and a .921 SV%, all three of which are Green Bay Gamblers all-time career records. McKay will continue his hockey career next season at Miami University of Ohio.
Gothberg posted a 26-16-4 record with a USHL best .921 SV%. His 2.22. GAA was second only to McKay and established a new Fargo Force record, breaking his own that he set last season. Gothberg also led the League with seven shutouts which shattered the Fargo Force season record held by Mike Lee (2008-09).