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Las Vegas' Ouzas named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J.- Michael Ouzas of the Las Vegas Wranglers is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 28-April 2.

 

The 25 year old was 2-1-0 with a 2.02 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage in three appearances last week for the Wranglers.

 

Ouzas made 25 saves in a 5-2 win against Bakersfield on Tuesday and followed that up with 34 saves in a 2-1 victory at Stockton on Wednesday. He ended the week with 22 saves in a 3-2 loss to Stockton on Friday.

 

The Hamilton, Ontario native was 20-18-2 in 41 appearances for the Wranglers this season and finished the season ranked sixth in the ECHL with a 2.53 goals-against average. Ouzas was named ECHL Goaltender of the Month in November and was the starting goaltender for the ECHL All-Stars in the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic.

           

Ouzas has appeared in 129 career ECHL games with Fresno, Reading and Las Vegas going 57-59-7 with five shutouts, a 3.01 goals-against average and a save percentage of .905. He was named OHL Goaltender of the Year in 2004-05 while playing with the Owen Sound Attack going 24-11-9 with a goals-against average of 2.18 and a save percentage of .926. Ouzas also won the CIS National Title with the University of New Brunswick in 2007-08.

 

Runners Up: Jerry Kuhn, Idaho (2-1-0, 1.79 GAA, .924 save pct.), Riley Gill, Kalamazoo (1-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 save pct.) and J.P. Lamoureux, Utah (1-0-0, 0.92 GAA, .978 save pct.).

 

Also Nominated: Brian Stewart (Bakersfield), Mike Zacharias (Florida), Todd Ford (South Carolina), Joe Palmer (Toledo), Jeff Lerg (Trenton) and Jimmy Spratt (Victoria).

 

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WEEK GOALIE TEAM
     
Oct. 15-17 Patrick Killeen Wheeling Nailers
     
Oct. 18-24
Tyson Sexsmith Stockton Thunder
     
Oct. 25-31 Nic Riopel Greenville Road Warriors
     
Nov. 1-7 Bryan Pitton Stockton Thunder
     
Nov. 8-14 Kellen Briggs Ontario Reign
     
Nov. 15-21 David Shantz Victoria Salmon Kings
     
Nov. 22-28 Billy Sauer Gwinnett Gladiators
     
Nov. 29-Dec. 5 Dov Grumet-Morris Greenville Road Warriors
     
Dec. 6-12 Dov Grumet-Morris Greenville Road Warriors
     
Dec. 13-19 Josh Tordjman Bakersfield Condors
     
Dec. 20-26 Josh Tordjman Bakersfield Condors
     
Dec. 27-Jan. 2 J.P. Lamoureux Utah Grizzlies
     
Jan. 3-9 Andrew Engelage Utah Grizzlies
     
Jan. 10-16 Ryan Nie Kalamazoo Wings
     
Jan. 17-23 Joe Fallon Las Vegas Wranglers
     
Jan. 24-30 Peter Delmas Wheeling Nailers
     
Jan. 31-Feb. 6 Andrew Engelage Utah Grizzlies
     
Feb. 7-13 David Shantz Victoria Salmon Kings
     
Feb. 14-20 Matt Dalton Reading Royals
     
Feb. 21-27 Nic Riopel Greenville Road Warriors
     
Feb. 28-March 6 Chris Carrozzi Gwinnett Gladiators
     
March 7-13 Marco Cousineau Elmira Jackals
     
March 14-20 Tyson Sexsmith Stockton Thunder
     
March 21-27 Brian Stewart Bakersfield Condors