Martin named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Joel Martin of the Kalamazoo Wings is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 23-29. It is the third time this season that he was won the weekly honor, and the sixth time in his career, tying him for the second most in league history.

 

Martin went 2-0-0 with a 0.97 goals-against average and a save percentage of .974 in two appearances last week.

 

The 32-year-old made 30 saves in a 2-1 overtime win at Colorado on Friday and stopped 46 shots in a 2-1 victory over the Eagles on Saturday.

 

A native of Three Hills, Alberta, Martin has appeared in a league-high 53 games this season with a record of 28-12-4, three shutouts, a 2.86 goals-against average and a save percentage of .911. He leads the league in both minutes played (3,039) and saves (1,479).

 

Martin has appeared in 238 career ECHL games with Columbus, Trenton, Elmira, Augusta and Kalamazoo posting an overall record of 121-87-22 with nine shutouts, a 2.95 goals-against average and a save percentage of .909. During the 2012-13 season, he set an ECHL record by playing 3,739 minutes while his 63 games played and 2,051 saves are second all-time in a single season in league history.

 

He has also seen action in 22 career games in the American Hockey League with Cleveland, Norfolk, Syracuse and Bridgeport.

 

Runners Up: Matt Ginn, Florida (3-0-0, 1.67 GAA, .951 save pct.), Parker Milner, Quad City (3-0-0, 1.95 GAA, .925 save pct.) and Eric Hartzell, Wheeling (3-1-0, 2.03 GAA, .938 save pct.).

 

Also Nominated: Troy Redmann (Alaska), Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Chris Rawlings (Idaho), Josh Robinson (Missouri), Jussi Olkinuora (Ontario), Garret Sparks (Orlando), Danny Battochio (Rapid City), Keegan Asmundson (South Carolina), Jeff Lerg (Toledo) and Eric Levine (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
   
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
   
March 9-15Jeff JakaitisSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
March 16-22Jeff LergToledo Walleye