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).



Oct. 16-18 Josh Robinson Missouri Mavericks
Oct. 19-25 Adam Morrison Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings
Nov. 2-8 Ryan Faragher Utah Grizzlies
Nov. 9-15 Vitek Vanecek South Carolina Stingrays
Nov. 16-22 Steve Michalek Quad City Mallards
Nov. 23-29 Marek Langhamer Rapid City Rush
Nov. 30-Dec. 6 Ty Rimmer Norfolk Admirals
Dec. 7-13 Eric Levine Colorado Eagles
Dec. 14-20 Jeff Lerg Toledo Walleye
Dec. 21-27 Branden Komm South Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 28-Jan. 3 Pat Nagle Fort Wayne Komets
Jan. 4-10 Shane Owen Indy Fuel
Jan. 11-17 Kent Simpson Adirondack Thunder
Jan. 18-24 Jack Campbell Idaho Steelheads
Jan. 25-31 Jake Paterson Toledo Walleye
Feb. 1-7 Pat Nagle Fort Wayne Komets
Feb. 8-14 Jack Campbell Idaho Steelheads
Feb. 15-21 Danny Battochio Rapid City Rush
Feb. 22-28 Joel Rumpel Allen Americans
Feb. 29-March 6 Alain Valiquette Greenville Swamp Rabbits
March 7-13 Vitek Vanecek South Carolina Stingrays
March 14-20 David Shantz Wichita Thunder
March 21-27 Brody Hoffman Quad City Mallards