PRINCETON, N.J. – Mike Minard of the Columbia Inferno is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Saver of the Week for February 7-13. Minard, who won the honor for November 29-December 5, joins Dany Sabourin of Wheeling and Nick Boucher of Pee Dee as a two-time winner in 2004-05.
Minard went 1-0-1 with a shutout, a 1.00 goals-against average and a .967 save percentage while helping the Inferno go 2-0-1 to climb into a second-place tie with South Carolina in the East Division of the American Conference.
The 6-3 and 205-pound Minard stopped 34 shots in regulation, two shots in overtime and three of five shooters in the shootout as Columbia lost 3-2 in a shootout to East Division leader Charlotte on February 8. Minard bounced back to record his third shutout of the season, making 25 saves in a 2-0 win over Louisiana on Saturday.
Under contract to Manitoba of the American Hockey League, Minard is 3-1-0 with a 0.97 goals-against average and a .967 save percentage in February. He is 16-3-3 overall and ranks ninth among ECHL goaltenders with a 2.29 goals-against average.