Fallon named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Joe Fallon of the Las Vegas Wranglers is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 4-10. It is the third time in Fallon’s career that he was won the weekly honor.

 

Along with Andrew Sarauer, who earlier today was named ECHL Player of the Week, this marks the first time since the week ending March 14, 2010 that the same team has had the Player and Goaltender of the Week for the same week.

 

The 28-year-old went 3-0-0 with a 1.95 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage in three appearances last week.

 

Fallon matched his season-high, making 40 saves in a 4-2 win against Colorado on Monday and followed that up with 31 saves in a 4-1 win at Bakersfield on Friday and ended the week with 19 saves in a 4-3 overtime win at Ontario on Saturday.

 

A native of Bemidji, Minnesota, Fallon is second in the ECHL with 2,130 minutes played, third with 925 saves and 18 wins and is tied for seventh with a 2.42 goals-against average.

 

Selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the sixth round (167th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Fallon has appeared in 145 career ECHL games with Fresno, Gwinnett and Las Vegas posting an overall record of 84-44-12 with eight shutouts, a 2.55 goals-against average and a save percentage of .912. He also has appeared in 64 career games in the American Hockey League with Rockford, Peoria, San Antonio, Bridgeport and Houston where he is 27-25-1.

           

Runners Up: Gerald Coleman, Alaska (2-0-0, 1.44 GAA, .930 save pct.), Josh Robinson, Idaho (2-0-0, 1.94 GAA, .951 save pct.) and Jeff Jakaitis, South Carolina (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .968 save pct). 

 

Also Nominated: Brian Foster (Cincinnati), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Chris Carrozzi (Ontario), Patrick Killeen (Orlando), Brandon Anderson (Reading), Taylor Nelson (San Francisco) and Kent Simpson (Toledo).


PREVIOUS WINNERS


WEEK WINNER TEAM



Oct. 12-14 Marc CheverieElmira Jackals
   
Oct. 15-21Josh RobinsonIdaho Steelheads
   
Oct. 22-28Mike LeeGwinnett Gladiators
   
Oct. 29-Nov. 4Chris CarrozziOntario Reign
   
Nov. 5-11Mike LeeGwinnett Gladiators
   
Nov. 12-18 Philipp GrubauerReading Royals
   
Nov. 19-25Thomas HeemskerkSan Francisco Bulls
   
Nov. 26-Dec. 2Ryan ZapolskiSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Dec. 3-9Cody ReichardStockton Thunder
   
Dec. 10-16Nathan LieuwenGreenville Road Warriors
   
Dec. 17-23Peter DelmasWheeling Nailers
   
Dec. 24-30Ryan ZapolskiSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Dec. 31-Jan. 6Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
   
Jan. 7-13Pat NagleFlorida Everblades
   
Jan. 14-20John CurryOrlando Solar Bears
   
Jan. 21-27Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
   
Jan. 28-Feb. 3Kent SimpsonToledo Walleye