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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

 

WEEK PLAYER TEAM
     
Oct. 18-20 Jeff Jakaitis South Carolina Stingrays
     
Oct. 21-27 Mike Clemente Evansville IceMen
     
Oct. 28-Nov. 3 Laurent Brossoit Alaska Aces
     
Nov. 4-10 John Curry Orlando Solar Bears
     
Nov. 11-17 Michael Hutchinson Ontario Reign
     
Nov. 18-24 Brian Foster Stockton Thunder
     
Nov. 25-Dec. 1 Mike Condon Wheeling Nailers
     
Dec. 2-8 Olivier Roy Alaska Aces
     
Dec. 9-15 Trevor Cann Florida Everblades
     
Dec. 16-22 Connor Knapp Greenville Road Warriors
     
Dec. 23-29 Laurent Brossoit Bakersfield Condors
     
Dec. 30-Jan. 5 Michael Hutchinson Ontario Reign
     
Jan. 6-12 Brandon Anderson Reading Royals
     
Jan. 13-19 Laurent Brossoit Bakersfield Condors