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Hildebrand named CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Jake Hildebrand of the Indy Fuel is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Nov. 7-13. It is the second time this season that Hildebrand has captured the weekly honor.

 

The 23-year-old went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.96 goals-against average and a save percentage of .970 in two appearances last week.

 

A native of Butler, Pa., Hildebrand made 27 saves in a 3-2 shootout win at Alaska on Friday and stopped all 37 shots he faced in a 2-0 victory over the Aces on Saturday to record his first professional shutout.

 

Under an AHL contract with Rockford, Hildebrand has appeared in seven games for the Fuel this season posting a record of 4-2-1 with one shutout, a 2.82 goals-against average and a save percentage of ..912.

 

Hildebrand has seen action in 13 career ECHL games with Indy and Allen going 9-3-1 with one shutout, a 2.58 goals-against average and a save percentage of .918.

 

Prior to turning pro, Hildebrand played four seasons at Michigan State University where he saw action in 133 career games, recording a 2.54 goals-against average to go along with a .921 save percentage. He also played three seasons in the United States Hockey League with Cedar Rapids and Sioux City.

 

Runners Up: Daniel Altshuller, Florida (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .962 save pct.), C.J. Motte, Quad City (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .955 save pct.) and Cal Heeter, Toledo (2-0-0, 1.46 GAA, .944 save pct.).

 

Also Nominated: Eric Hartzell (Fort Wayne), Branden Komm (Idaho), Ryan Faragher (Utah), Doug Carr (Wheeling) and Scott Greenham (Wichita).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

Oct. 14-16                  Jake Hildebrand, Indy Fuel

Oct. 17-23                  Brandon Halverson, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Oct. 24-30                  Doug Carr, Wheeling Nailers

Oct. 31-Nov. 6          Jamie Phillips, Tulsa Oilers