Martin named CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Joel Martin of the Kalamazoo Wings is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 19-23. It is the ninth time in his career that he has received the weekly honor, extending his own league record.

 

Martin made 32 saves – and stopped all three shootout attempts – in the K-Wings’ 3-2 shootout win at Toledo on Friday.

 

The 34-year-old is 7-7-2 in 17 appearances for Kalamazoo this season with a 3.18 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.

 

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Martin has seen action in 324 career ECHL games with Kalamazoo, Augusta, Elmira, Trenton and Columbus. He ranks fifth in ECHL history with 166 career wins and is tied for 14th with 13 career shutouts.

 

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

 

Runners Up: Riley Gill, Allen (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .957 save pct.) and Ryan Massa, Orlando (1-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .966 save pct.).

 

Also Nominated: Garrett Bartus (Fort Wayne), Eric Levine (Indy), Drew Fielding (Reading), Jake Paterson (Toledo) and Troy Redmann (Utah).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

Oct. 14-16                  Jake Hildebrand, Indy Fuel

Oct. 17-23                  Brandon Halverson, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Oct. 24-30                  Doug Carr, Wheeling Nailers

Oct. 31-Nov. 6          Jamie Phillips, Tulsa Oilers

Nov. 7-13                    Jake Hildebrand, Indy Fuel

Nov. 14-20                 Adam Morrison, Rapid City Rush

Nov. 21-27                 Kevin Carr, Alaska Aces

Nov. 28-Dec. 4         Riley Gill, Allen Americans

Dec. 5-11                    Riley Gill, Allen Americans

Dec. 12-18                 Clarke Saunders, Colorado Eagles