The London Knights were forced to play most of October and the start of November without Tyler Parsons.
He was out of the lineup, rehabbing a lower body injury.
London kept themselves right in the mix in the Ontario Hockey League. When the Chesterfield, Michigan native returned, he helped to launch the Knights on a ride to the top of the overall OHL standings.
Parsons shut out the Kingston Frontenacs on Remembrance Day in his first game back and went on to post a 6-0-0-1 record in seven appearances to take home Goaltender of the Month honours.
AM 980’s Mike Stubbs spoke recently with Parsons’ first goalie coach, Rob Liddell.
Parsons took a few games to record enough minutes to qualify to rank among the league leaders and when he did, he found himself in the top-3 in both save percentage and goals against average.
In November alone, Parsons posted a 1.83 GAA and a .939 save percentage.
The only blemish on his record was a shootout loss to the Owen Sound Attack that saw him go save for save with the Attack’s Michael McNiven. They have a chance to do the same thing on an international stage on New Year’s Eve at the World Junior Hockey Championship as Team Canada meets up with Team USA.
Parsons shone in the summer against Team Canada and is expected to receive an invite to their selection camp. McNiven has received an invite to Canada’s final camp.
The Calgary Flames selected Parsons in the 2nd round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in June and he impressed enough during Flames’ camp that he played the third period of a pre-season game against the Vancouver Canucks.
Parsons recently showed off a new mask as well. You can see it here.
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