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Kupsky inks deal with Steelheads

Tuesday, August 17th
Action photo of Jake Kupsky of the Idaho Steelheads

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads have signed goaltender Jake Kupsky to a contract for the 2021-22 season.Kupsky played 12 games between the South Carolina Stingrays and Greenville Swamp Rabbits during the 2020-21 season, posting a 3-6-2 record with a 2.89 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage and earning his first ECHL shutout on Feb. 3, 2021 with South Carolina against Greenville. The Waukesha, Wisconsin native also spent time with the Pensacola Ice Flyers in the Southern Professional Hockey League, tallying an 11-5-1 record with a 2.52 goals-against average, a .907 save percentage and one shutout en route to the SPHL championship. This comes following owning the best goals-against average (1.84) and save percentage (.933) in the SPHL during the 2019-20 season.The 25-year-old made his ECHL debut with the Steelheads on Jan. 15, 2020 while starting in two games during that weekend, posting a win and a loss with four combined goals allowed while halting 58 of 62 shots (.935 save percentage) before returning to Pensacola. He later played six more games with Greenville and owned a 2.20 goals-against average and .915 save percentage along with a 3-1-1 record. Over parts of two seasons in the ECHL, Kupsky has a 7-8-3 record with a 2.60 goals-against average and .912 save percentage with one shutout.Prior to his professional career, Kupsky played four seasons at Union College from 2015-19 and earned ECAC Third-Team All-Star recognition during the 2017-18 season, playing 25 games and owning his best statistical season of his collegiate career. In those four seasons, he put together a 23-22-5 record with a 2.86 goals-against average, a .900 save perentage and one shutout.

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