PRINCETON, N.J. – Jani Hurme of the Columbia Inferno is the Rbk Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 30-Feb. 5.
The 6-foot and 195-pound netminder was 2-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage, stopping 68 of 71 shots.
The 31-year-old stopped 35 of 36 shots in a 3-1 win against Greenville on Feb. 3 and had 33 saves in a 6-2 win at Charlotte on Feb. 4, giving the Inferno its first back-to-back wins since Nov. 29 and Dec. 2.
Selected in the third round (58th overall) by the Ottawa Senators in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft and under contract to the Atlanta Thrashers, Hurme was assigned to the Inferno on Jan. 27. He won his first start, 3-1 against Charlotte on Jan. 27, helping Columbia snap its team record 15-game winless streak (0-13-2).
Hurme is 4-2-0 with a goals-against average of 3.17 and a save percentage of .918 in six games with the Inferno and 2-4-0 with a goals-against average of 3.67 in six games with Chicago of the American Hockey League.