On Monday, he witnessed a performance like no other.
Junior goaltender Jake Paul made 71 saves for a hard-earned shutout, leading Brookline (4-8) to a 2-0 win against Wellesley.
"I don't know what to say," Trundle said, struggling to put words to Paul's remarkable effort. "It was obviously outstanding and I've never seen anything like this."
Paul's 71 saves ties Matt Weder (Flint Carman-Ainsworth, Mich.) for second place in the national record book for a single-game performance, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. Jamey Ramsey (Flint Northern, Mich.) made 84 saves in 1987 for the record.
"I'm really tired," Paul said after the win. "And I can't quite believe this has happened. I'm glad I could give my team a win. You just go period-by-period. You don't go into the first period with or without any expectations, you just play 15 minutes of hockey at a time."
Junior Dan McLaughlin and freshman Jesse Leung scored the Brookline goals in the Bay State Conference (Carey) win.
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