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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

 

WEEK PLAYER TEAM
     
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
     
March 9-15 Jeff Jakaitis South Carolina Stingrays
     
March 16-22 Jeff Lerg Toledo Walleye