It's that time of year, where each and every Tri-City Americans player gets a grade for his performance in the first half of the season. This year, goalie Ty Rimmer is on the hot seat. I told Ty he was the man of the hour, and he said he was fine with that.
Below is a synopsis of Ty's performance in 20 appearances in the first half of the season. Once you've read it — or if you have your own impressions — vote accordingly.
The skinny: There were questions about his qualifications when he came over in a trade from Prince George, but a change of scenery was just what he needed. He is 15-4-0-0 with a league-leading .929 save percentage and ranks second in goals against average at 2.14. He also has 3 shutouts. His experience is key in certain situations, and he’s been a good mentor to rookie Eric Comrie. Unlike a lot of veterans who get the lion’s share of time in net, he splits time with Comrie and has handled the situation like a pro.