Former goaltender with Western Capitals named top rookie in CIS men's hockey

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Former Summerside Western Capitals goalie Kevin Bailie is the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) rookie of the year.
The awards were announced Wednesday night at a banquet in Saskatoon, where the University Cup begins today.

Summerside Western Capitals goalie Kevin Bailie makes a glove save during RBC Cup action Tuesday night against the Brooks Bandits Tuesday night at Eastlink Arena. Bailie stopped 27 or 28 shots in the Capitals' 3-1 win over the Bandits.

Bailie, a six-foot-three arts and science student at Queen's, was dominant this season, posting a 1.98 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage in 20 games. The Belleville, Ont., native had two shutouts and 11 wins for the Gaels.

"Kevin is a true professional in every essence of the word. His preparation and focus are as high as any player I have ever coached," said Queen's coach Brett Gibson, who was named as coach of the year. "It was extremely comforting going into every game knowing he was back there for us and that just motivated every other player on the ice in each game to play their best."

Bailie was named top goaltender at the RBC Cup last spring in Summerside.

UPEI defenceman Reggie Traccitto was named to the second all-star team along with former P.E.I. Rocket goalie Evan Mosher from Acadia.

Organizations: Queen's, RBC

Geographic location: Belleville, Acadia

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