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Saves and Shutouts: Latkoczy Snags NCHC Goaltender of the Week Honors

Wednesday, December 06, 2023 11:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

By Jon Brooks 

Omaha Hockey defenseman Simon Latkoczy was named “Goaltender of the Week” in the KJ Branding NCHC Players of the Week: Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2023. 

Latkoczy’s performance helped UNO earn a split in its conference series at Minnesota Duluth on Dec. 1-2, 2023. 

The sophomore netminder stopped 24 shots during the Friday game (Omaha lost that game 4-2). 

He posted a shutout (29 saves) on Saturday night — his first of the season and the third in his career for UNO. His play in net helped the Mavericks secure a 1-0 victory in overtime. 

At the Omaha Mavericks weekly press conference on Dec. 6,’s Bridget Brooks asked Latkoczy how he prepares for series like the one at Duluth. 

“My preparation doesn’t start Thursday,” said Latkoczy. “I would say my preparation started in August. I do things every day and every night. Eight to 10 p.m. is kind of my time. I do some meditation. I work on my confidence — on the visualization. I see every game happen five times before it actually happens. I’m prepared for every possible outcome that can happen in a game.”

Latkoczy had 53 saves during the UMD series — a weekend that saw Omaha stop all of Duluth’s power play opportunities.

He had a 1.49 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage on the weekend. 

Overall on the season, the native of Trencin, Slovakia, has a .912 save percentage and a 2.45 goals-against average. 

>> Latkoczy’s performance in the UMD series is discussed on this week’s episode of the #mavpuckcastclick here to view episode

Read the Full NCHC Release: 
KJ Branding NCHC Players of the Week: Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2023 

This week’s episode of the #mavpuckcast: 

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