Quaker Valley’s offense scores 7.7 goals per game, so Parker Sherry could give up a few goals and still win every game.
But Sherry hasn’t done that. In fact, he has posted a shutout in six of his 14 starts, including the playoffs, this season.
He was close to his seventh Monday, but Kittanning’s Hunter Grafton scored with 1:37 remaining in the third period of the Quakers’ 4-1 PIHL Class A Penguins Cup semifinal victory.
“I thought he played real well,” Quaker Valley coach Kevin Quinn said. “He certainly faced more opportunities than he’s used to. It’s a real good sign for us that he’s making those saves. Unfortunately, we let him down there late and gave a guy a step in, but he played great for us.”
Sherry stopped 28 of 29 shots against the Wildcats. The 29 shots were the second-most he faced this season, after the 31 Serra Catholic peppered him with on Feb. 14.
For the season, Sherry is 14-0 with a 0.96 goals against average and .945 save percentage.