Boyd propels Rapids to shutout win

Nolan Boyd of Fall River. (Submitted photo)

GRAND FALLS, N.B.: The hot streak continues for the Grand Falls Rapids, and much of it because of a Fall River goalie who earned his first shutout of the season on Dec. 8.

Nolan Boyd, who calls Fall River home, thwarted all 32 shots he faced off the sticks of Campbellton Tigers players and his Grand Falls Rapids turned on the red light four times behind the Tigers net for a 4-0 victory.

The win stretched the teams winning streak to five straight games. It is now at six wins in a row as of Dec. 13.

Because of COVID19 recent games haven either been postponed or rescheduled due to the zone colour coding changing in N.B..

After a rough start to the season, the former Charlottetown Islanders draft pick where he gave up 10 goals in his first 95 minutes of play over a game-and-a-half, Boyd has rattled off four straight wins while surrendering just eight goals on 116 shots.

On the season, Boyd has a record of 4-1-0-0 (won-loss-overtime loss-shootout loss) with a 3.18 Goals Against Average and an 89.3 save percentage in 340 minutes played.

The Rapids have won six straight and sit first in the Eastlink North mini division at 7-2-0-3. They are in a mini division with Edmundston and Fredericton.