Bakersfield rookie goaltender Ryan Munce made 63 saves in a 2-1 shootout win at Long Beach on Friday which ties the fourth-highest save total in ECHL history set by Joel Laing of Wheeling against Peoria on Feb. 16, 2002 and tied by Davis Parley of Texas at Pensacola on Jan. 2, 2004. The 20-year-old Munce had 55 saves in regulation and eight saves in overtime before stopping four of six shooters in the shootout for his league-leading fifth shootout win.
Selected in the third round (82nd overall) by Los Angeles in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and under contract to the Kings, the 6-foot-2 and 177-pound Munce is 10-4-3 and ranks third in the league in shootout save percentage with .828 (24 for 29) and is 13th in the league with a goals-against average of 2.83.
The ECHL record for most saves in a game is 65 by Daniel Bosclair of Greenville at Greensboro on Mar. 17, 2004 while the second most saves in a game is 64 set by Christian Soucy of Baton Rouge against Tallahassee on Jan. 18, 1997 and tied by Matus Kostur of Augusta against Gwinnett on Apr. 8, 2005.