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).




Oct. 17-19 Joe Cannata Ontario Reign
Oct. 20-26 Jeff Malcolm Greenville Road Warriors
Oct. 27-Nov. 2 Allen York Florida Everblades
Nov. 3-9 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings
Nov. 10-16 Riley Gill Allen Americans
Nov. 17-23 Shane Owen Stockton Thunder
Nov. 24-30 Trevor Cann Brampton Beast
Dec. 1-7 Jeff Jakaitis South Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 8-14 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings
Dec. 15-21 Jason Missiaen Greenville Road Warriors
Dec. 22-28 Sam Brittain Cincinnati Cyclones
Dec. 29-Jan. 4 Olivier Roy Idaho Steelheads
Jan. 5-11 Roman Will Fort Wayne Komets
Jan. 12-18 Ryan Faragher Utah Grizzlies
Jan. 19-25 Mac Carruth Indy Fuel
Jan. 26-Feb. 1 Connor Knapp Reading Royals
Feb. 2-8 Garret Sparks Orlando Solar Bears
Feb. 9-15 Adam Morrison South Carolina Stingrays
Feb. 16-22 Igor Bobkov Utah Grizzlies
Feb. 23-March 1 Troy Redmann Alaska Aces
March 2-8 Aaron Crandall Colorado Eagles