Lerg named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Jeff Lerg of the Toledo Walleye is the
CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 14-20. It is the second time in his career that he has received the weekly honor.

The 29-year-old went 4-0-0 with one shutout, a 1.71 goals-against average and a save percentage of .939 in four appearances last week.

Lerg made 29 saves in a 5-1 win against Indy on Wednesday, turned aside 31 shots in a 4-3 shootout win at Brampton on Thursday, stopped all 15 shots he faced in a 2-0 victory over Manchester on Saturday and had 33 saves in a 4-3 win at Indy on Sunday.

A native of Livonia, Mich., Lerg is tied for second in the ECHL with 11 wins, is sixth with a .926 save percentage and is tied for ninth with a 2.07 goals-against average. He has also appeared in one game with San Diego of the American Hockey League stopping all 11 shots he faced.

Lerg has appeared in 90 career ECHL games with Toledo and Trenton posting an overall record of 57-25-6 with five shutouts, a 2.61 goals-against average and a save percentage of .913. Last season, he was named to the All-ECHL Second Team after finishing second in the league with 32 wins, fourth with a 2.37 goals-against average and tied for fourth with a .920 save percentage.

During his junior career, he was named the USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year in 2004-05 after leading the United States Hockey League with a 2.16 goals-against average in 52 games with Omaha. He also enjoyed a four-year career at Michigan State University from 2005-09, and helped to lead the Spartans to the 2007 National Championship.

Runners Up: Niklas Lundstrom, Elmira (2-0-0, 1.77 GAA, .955 save pct.), Rasmus Tirronen, Florida (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .946 save pct.) and Ryan Faragher, Utah (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .936 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Kent Patterson (Atlanta), Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Philippe Desrosiers (Idaho), Mac Carruth (Indy), Josh Robinson (Missouri), Adam Morrison (Reading) and Franky Palazzese (Wheeling).

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEKPLAYERTEAM
   
Oct. 16-18Josh RobinsonMissouri Mavericks
   
Oct. 19-25Adam MorrisonGreenville Swamp Rabbits
   
Oct. 26-Nov. 1Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
   
Nov. 2-8Ryan FaragherUtah Grizzlies
   
Nov. 9-15Vitek VanecekSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Nov. 16-22Steve MichalekQuad City Mallards
   
Nov. 23-29Marek LanghamerRapid City Rush
   
Nov. 30-Dec. 6Ty RimmerNorfolk Admirals
   
Dec. 7-13Eric LevineColorado Eagles