Brandon Halverson is passing the first tests as the new starting goalie for the Soo Greyhounds.
The Greyhounds are off to a 2-0 start this 2014-2015 Ontario Hockey League season and Halverson — who was a rookie backup to the since-graduated Matt Murray in 2013-2014 — has stood tall.
The American-born, 1996 birth-year goalie has stopped 72 of 77 shots in the Hounds two home-ice victories to date — a 7-3 win over the Sarnia Sting on Friday and a 3-2 triumph over the Niagara Ice Dogs on Saturday.
In both wins, the Hounds were outshot and Halverson — who was a second-round pick of the New York Rangers at the 2014 National Hockey League draft — came through with the 72 total saves.
PHOTO: Soo Greyhounds goalie Brandon Halverson has stopped 72 of 77 shots for a .935 save percentage through two games thus far this OHL season. (Photo by Ali Pearson.)