By Matt Nevala
Anchorage Daily News
ANCHORAGE – Facially, Chris Beckford-Tseu resembles Tiger Woods. A few of his Alaska Aces teammates even call him “Tiger.”
“In high school, some teachers started telling me I looked like him,” Beckford-Tseu said. “One time, someone got me a Nike hat and golf shoes for a Secret Santa gift.”
On the golf course, however, Beckford-Tseu said he and Woods share nothing in common.
“I’m a terrible golfer,” he said.
But who cares? It’s not like the Aces goaltender is paid to drop putts.
Beckford-Tseu stops pucks for a living, and so far this ECHL season no one’s done it better.
As the Aces returned from a 10-day break Tuesday in the first game of a two-game series against the Utah Grizzlies at Sullivan Arena, Beckford-Tseu is part of a dominant duo in net. Combined, Beckford-Tseu and Matt Underhill have turned away more than 92 percent of the shots they’ve faced in Alaska’s first 15 games (10-3-2).
But Beckford-Tseu’s start has turned the most heads.