Sens prospect CHL's top goalie

BARRE CAMPBELL -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:23 AM ET

LONDON -- It's been a great year for Senators goaltending prospect Jeff Glass.

He helped the national junior team win gold at the world championships in North Dakota last January and yesterday he received the Canadian Hockey League's goaltender of the year award.

Glass compiled a record of 34-11-5 with a 1.76 goals-against average for the Kootenay Ice of the WHL this season.

The 19-year-old from Cochrane, Alta., now wants to turn pro.

"It's a huge step to turn pro and it's a whole other level and I want to take this game to that next level and achieve my goals," said Glass, a third-round selection by the Senators in the 2004 NHL draft.

Glass hopes to play for the Senators' AHL affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y., next year, but is unsure of what will happen because of the NHL lockout.

"It's a big mystery right now," he said. "It's definitely a little frustrating for everyone -- the players, the fans. I'm sure once we get this all figured out, it'll be better for everyone."

Sidney Crosby was named the CHL's player of the year.


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