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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 28-April 3. It is the eighth time in his career that he has received the weekly honor, setting a new ECHL record.

The 33-year-old went 3-0-0 with a 1.96 goals-against average and a save percentage of .944 in three wins at Greenville last week.

Martin stopped 43 shots in a 4-3 overtime win on Thursday, made 28 saves in a 5-2 victory on Friday and had 31 saves in a 3-1 win on Saturday. His win on Saturday was the 156th of his ECHL career, moving him into fifth place in league history.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Martin leads the league with 34 wins this season, tied for the 13th most wins in a single-season in ECHL history, while also leading the league with 61 games played, 3,594 minutes and 1,992 saves.

Martin has appeared in 304 career ECHL games, which is fifth in league history, with Kalamazoo, Elmira, Augusta, Trenton and Columbus posting an overall record of 156-110-28 with 12 shutouts, a 2.97 goals-against average and a save percentage of .910.

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

Runners Up: Ken Appleby, Adirondack (2-0-0, 0.75 GAA, .969 save pct.) and Mark Owuya, Utah (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .967 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Jake Hildebrand (Allen), Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Brody Hoffman (Quad City), Adam Morrison (Reading), Jeff Lerg (Toledo) 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
   
Dec. 14-20Jeff LergToledo Walleye
   
Dec. 21-27Branden KommSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Dec. 28-Jan. 3Pat NagleFort Wayne Komets
   
Jan. 4-10Shane OwenIndy Fuel
   
Jan. 11-17Kent SimpsonAdirondack Thunder
   
Jan. 18-24Jack CampbellIdaho Steelheads
   
Jan. 25-31Jake PatersonToledo Walleye
   
Feb. 1-7Pat NagleFort Wayne Komets
   
Feb. 8-14Jack CampbellIdaho Steelheads
   
Feb. 15-21Danny BattochioRapid City Rush
   
Feb. 22-28Joel RumpelAllen Americans
   
Feb. 29-March 6Alain ValiquetteGreenville Swamp Rabbits
   
March 7-13Vitek VanecekSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
March 14-20David ShantzWichita Thunder
   
March 21-27Brody HoffmanQuad City Mallards