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Dell named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

 

Aaron Dell of the Utah Grizzlies is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Jan. 20-26. 

 

The 24-year-old went 2-0-0 with a 1.44 goals-against average and a save percentage of .949 in two appearances last week.

 

Dell stopped 26 shots in a 3-2 win against Bakersfield on Friday then made 30 saves, and stopped all three shootout attempts he faced, in a 2-1 victory over the Condors on Saturday to improve to 6-1-1 in his last eight appearances.

 

A native of Airdrie, Alberta, Dell has appeared in 16 games with Utah this season posting a record of 12-3-1 with two shutouts. He has allowed two goals or less in 12 of his 16 starts and is tied for fourth in the league with a 2.10 goals-against average and is tied for sixth with a .921 save percentage.

 

Last season, Dell was named Central Hockey League Goaltender of the Year with Allen after going 22-11-6 with three shutouts, a 2.30 goals-against average and a save percentage of .916. Prior to turning pro, he played three seasons at the University of North Dakota where he posted a career record of 48-20-5 with nine shutouts, a 2.15 goals-against average and a save percentage of .912.

           

Runners Up: Mike Clemente, Evansville (2-0-1, 1.32 GAA, .954 save pct.), Ben Meisner, Fort Wayne (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .955 save pct.) and Jeff Jakaitis, South Carolina (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .949 save pct.).

           

Also Nominated: Gerald Coleman (Alaska), Laurent Brossoit (Bakersfield), Pat Nagle (Idaho), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Jussi Olkinuora (Ontario), Christopher Gibson (Orlando), Brian Foster (Stockton), Mac Carruth (Toledo) and Mike Condon (Wheeling).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEKPLAYERTEAM
   
Oct. 18-20Jeff JakaitisSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Oct. 21-27Mike ClementeEvansville IceMen
   
Oct. 28-Nov. 3Laurent BrossoitAlaska Aces
   
Nov. 4-10John CurryOrlando Solar Bears
   
Nov. 11-17Michael HutchinsonOntario Reign
   
Nov. 18-24Brian FosterStockton Thunder
   
Nov. 25-Dec. 1Mike CondonWheeling Nailers
   
Dec. 2-8Olivier RoyAlaska Aces
   
Dec. 9-15Trevor CannFlorida Everblades
   
Dec. 16-22Connor KnappGreenville Road Warriors
   
Dec. 23-29Laurent BrossoitBakersfield Condors
   
Dec. 30-Jan. 5Michael HutchinsonOntario Reign
   
Jan. 6-12Brandon AndersonReading Royals
   
Jan. 13-19Laurent BrossoitBakersfield Condors