Bobkov named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Igor Bobkov of the Utah Grizzlies is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 30-April 5. It is the second time this season, and the fourth time in his career, that he was won the weekly honor.


Bobkov went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.50 goals-against average and a save percentage of .987 last week as the Grizzlies swept a crucial two-game series against Alaska.


The 24-year-old made 37 saves in a 4-1 win on Friday and stopped all 39 shots he faced in a 3-0 win on Saturday, giving Utah a three-point lead for the final playoff spot in the Pacific Division entering the final week of the season.


A native of Surgut, Russia, Bobkov has appeared in 32 games for the Grizzlies this season posting a record of 18-12-2 with four shutouts, a 2.54 goals-against average and a save percentage of .919. He has also seen action in seven games this season with Norfolk of the American Hockey League.


Under contract to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League, Bobkov finished second in the ECHL last season with a 2.04 goals-against average and was tied for fifth with a .921 save percentage. He is 35-20-6 with six shutouts in 61 career appearances with the Grizzlies.


Bobkov has also appeared in 51 career American Hockey League games with Norfolk and Syracuse and during his junior career, he participated in the 2011 World Junior Championships.


Runners Up: Roman Will, Fort Wayne (2-1-0, 1.68 GAA, .940 save pct.) and Jeff Lerg, Toledo (2-0-1, 2.27 GAA, .916 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Mike Lee (Gwinnett), Olivier Roy (Idaho), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Garret Sparks (Orlando), Evan Mosher (Quad City) and Jeff Jakaitis (South Carolina).




Oct. 17-19 Joe Cannata Ontario Reign
Oct. 20-26 Jeff Malcolm Greenville Road Warriors
Oct. 27-Nov. 2 Allen York Florida Everblades
Nov. 3-9 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings
Nov. 10-16 Riley Gill Allen Americans
Nov. 17-23 Shane Owen Stockton Thunder
Nov. 24-30 Trevor Cann Brampton Beast
Dec. 1-7 Jeff Jakaitis South Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 8-14 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings
Dec. 15-21 Jason Missiaen Greenville Road Warriors
Dec. 22-28 Sam Brittain Cincinnati Cyclones
Dec. 29-Jan. 4 Olivier Roy Idaho Steelheads
Jan. 5-11 Roman Will Fort Wayne Komets
Jan. 12-18 Ryan Faragher Utah Grizzlies
Jan. 19-25 Mac Carruth Indy Fuel
Jan. 26-Feb. 1 Connor Knapp Reading Royals
Feb. 2-8 Garret Sparks Orlando Solar Bears
Feb. 9-15 Adam Morrison South Carolina Stingrays
Feb. 16-22 Igor Bobkov Utah Grizzlies
Feb. 23-March 1 Troy Redmann Alaska Aces
March 2-8 Aaron Crandall Colorado Eagles
March 9-15 Jeff Jakaitis South Carolina Stingrays
March 16-22 Jeff Lerg Toledo Walleye
March 23-29 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings