Jakaitis named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Jeff Jakaitis of the South Carolina Stingrays is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 9-15. It is the second time this season, and the seventh time in his career that Jakaitis has won the weekly honor, extending his own league record.

 

Jakaitis went 2-0-0 with two shutouts last week, helping the Stingrays extend their ECHL-record winning streak to 19 games.

 

The 31-year-old made 19 saves in a 4-0 win at Gwinnett on Friday and turned aside all 21 shots he faced in a 6-0 victory against the Gladiators on Saturday.

 

A native of Rochester, Minn., Jakaitis has not allowed a goal in 259:32, which is in ECHL record, and he has posted shutouts in three consecutive games for the second time in his career, tying the league record. He leads the league with five shutouts this season, and his 21 career shutouts are second all-time.

 

Jakaitis has appeared in 196 career ECHL games with South Carolina, Gwinnett, Charlotte and Columbia posting an overall record of 104-60-24 with a 2.40 goals-against average and a save percentage of .921.

 

Runners Up: Maxime Clermont, Orlando (3-0-1, 0.74 GAA, .974 save pct.), Neil Conway, Toledo (2-0-1, 1.55 GAA, .949 save pct.) and Kevin Carr, Tulsa (3-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .970 save pct.).

 

Also Nominated: Niklas Lundstrom (Alaska), Sam Marotta (Elmira), Mark Guggenberger (Fort Wayne), Chris Rawlings (Idaho), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Jussi Olkinuora (Ontario), Parker Milner (Quad City), Cody Reichard (Stockton), Eric Levine (Utah) and Franky Palazzese (Wheeling).

 

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
   
Dec. 1-7Jeff JakaitisSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Dec. 8-14Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
   
Dec. 15-21Jason MissiaenGreenville Road Warriors
   
Dec. 22-28Sam BrittainCincinnati Cyclones
   
Dec. 29-Jan. 4Olivier RoyIdaho Steelheads
   
Jan. 5-11Roman WillFort Wayne Komets
   
Jan. 12-18Ryan FaragherUtah Grizzlies
   
Jan. 19-25Mac CarruthIndy Fuel
   
Jan. 26-Feb. 1Connor KnappReading Royals
   
Feb. 2-8Garret SparksOrlando Solar Bears
   
Feb. 9-15Adam MorrisonSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Feb. 16-22Igor BobkovUtah Grizzlies
   
Feb. 23-March 1Troy RedmannAlaska Aces
   
March 2-8Aaron CrandallColorado Eagles