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Jakaitis named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

 

Jeff Jakaitis of the South Carolina Stingrays is the CCMECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 1-7. It is the sixth time in his career that Jakaitis has won the weekly honor, tying Jason Saal for the most Goaltender of the Week awards in ECHL history.

 

Jakaitis went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 1.00 goals-against average and a save percentage of .966 in two appearances last week.

 

The 31-year-old stopped all 17 shots he faced in a 5-0 win at Elmira on Friday and made 40 saves in a 4-2 victory at Reading on Saturday.

 

A native of Rochester, Minn., Jakaitis is 5-1-1 with two shutouts in seven appearances this season and is tied for fifth in the league with a 2.26 goals-against average and is tied for ninth with a .916 save percentage.

 

Jakaitis has appeared in 173 career ECHL games with Columbia, Charlotte, Gwinnett and South Carolina posting an overall record of 89-54-23 with 18 shutouts, which is tied for third all-time in league history, a 2.47 goals-against average and a save percentage of .921. Last season, he was named ECHL Goaltender of the Year for the second time in three seasons, joining Scott Stirling (2000-01 and 2003-04) as the only two-time winners in the award’s history.

 

He has also posted a 5-3-1 record in 10 career American Hockey League games with Portland and Worcester.

                       

Runners Up: Jeff Malcolm, Greenville (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .963 save pct.) and Joel Martin, Kalamazoo (1-0-0, 1.15 GAA, .967 save pct.).

 

Also Nominated: Frans Tuohimaa (Bakersfield), Trevor Cann (Brampton), Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Maxime Lagace (Missouri), Jussi Olkinuora (Ontario), Kent Simpson (Stockton), Jeff Lerg (Toledo) and Joe Howe (Utah).


PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEKPLAYERTEAM
   
Oct. 17-19Joe CannataOntario Reign
 
   
Oct. 20-26Jeff MalcolmGreenville Road Warriors
   
Oct. 27-Nov. 2Allen YorkFlorida Everblades
   
Nov. 3-9Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
   
Nov. 10-16Riley GillAllen Americans
   
Nov. 17-23Shane OwenStockton Thunder
   
Nov. 24-30Trevor CannBrampton Beast