University of North Dakota All-American goalie Cam Johnson is closing in on a historic team record. According to UND game notes, the Troy, Michigan, native enters Saturday’s game against Union having played in 48 consecutive starts. That’s the second-longest streak in school history. First place is held by Jean-Philippe Lamoureux’s streak of 55 in a row from 2006-08. I think there’s a very good chance that record could fall.
Ironically, Johnson’s 26 wins are the most in division I during the calendar year of 2016. Stats aside, none of that seems to matter for some UND fans who would like to see Johnson sit for a game or two.
Over the course of his UND career, Johnson has been media friendly. He will answer each and every question the media asks of him. He’s respectful and well spoken, he’s also very candid. As I mentioned in another post, Johnson said that sees everything the fans say about him on social media. I also follow social media and I’ve seen the comments about Johnson. I asked Johnson if he had seen the calls for him to sit for a game or two, he answered the question. Candidly.
“I think there were a few times where we’re going through rough patches and if we’d thrown someone else in the fire it may have gotten pretty ugly, Johnson said. “You never know. A goalie can win you games and we have other unbelievable goalies here that can play. But I think it was a learning process for everyone. Guys were kind of learning what I am all about. I was learning what guys on our team were all about.