Player Spotlight: Cam Denk wins first home start as an Auburn Tiger

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

Image via Justin Peart, Auburn Hockey

COLUMBUS, Ga. - A strong outing from goaltender Camden “Cam” Denk led the Tigers past the Tennessee Ice Vols in Auburn’s first game of SECHC play.

Denk stopped 18 of 19 shots, good for a .947 save percentage. His work in the net was enough to earn him second star of the game honors, behind only forward Noah Henry (two goals, game-winning goal)

The only scoring chance that got past Denk came on Tennessee’s third shot of the match, off the stick of Drew King on a cross-crease pass by Nick Carline.

“We all understand our responsibilities out there so we all kind of accept blame for everything and we move forward we know how to react to those kind of things.” Denk said about the early goal.

In Denk’s first four starts in the Collegiate Hockey Federation, he has allowed only nine goals on 125 shots which is good for a .928 save percentage. The team has gone 2-1-1 in those four games.

Denk will be back in action Saturday in the second game against Tennessee, hoping to sustain his level of play.

“Well obviously they had a long drive today. Tomorrow, they are going to be well rested, and they’re going to be coming with a lot of heat so we got to be ready,” remarked the Auburn netminder after the game.

Puck drop will be 12 p.m ET at the Columbus Civic Center. Video streaming will be available via the Tennessee Ice Vols’ YouTube channel.