St. Paul Johnson senior hockey goalie Sam Moberg is the iron man between the pipes having not missed a start since taking the job in eighth grade. ] (SHARI L. GROSS/STAR TRIBUNE) firstname.lastname@example.org Photographed inside Gustafson Phalen Arena in St. Pa
113: Consecutive starts heading into Thursday. Moberg has not missed a career start since joining the varsity as an eighth-grader. His record in that span: 48-60-5.
Approaching 6,000: Has logged 5,795 minutes, 52 seconds of ice time. His only missed period of action came earlier this season.
29: Number of rinks where Moberg has played.
Top three games (in no particular order)
1. Feb. 25, 2012: Moberg’s first playoff game saw the Governors trail 5-1 in the third period. But they rallied, aided by three key Moberg saves, for a stirring 6-5 upset of White Bear Lake in overtime.
2. Jan. 17, 2015: A late goal allowed Johnson to defeat Luverne 6-5 outdoors at Holman Field in St. Paul, the host site of Hockey Day Minnesota.
3. Dec. 21, 2013: Johnson celebrated season No. 100 and former puck chasers packed the stands for the ultimate homecoming game. Johnson lost 5-1 to South St. Paul but Moberg and teammates gained a fuller appreciation of their program’s tradition.
Looking ahead: Moberg is undecided about next year but hopes to play junior hockey.
David La Vaque