Martin named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Joel Martin of the Kalamazoo Wings is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 31-Jan. 6.


The 30-year-old went 3-1-0 with a 1.97 goals-against average and a save percentage of .933 in four appearances last week.


Martin opened the week with 30 saves in a 3-2 win against Cincinnati on Monday, made 23 saves in a 2-0 loss to Toledo on Friday and stopped 27 shots in a 7-3 victory over Evansville on Saturday. He ended the week with 31 saves, and stopped all five shootout attempts, in a 2-1 win at Toledo on Sunday.


A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Martin has appeared in a league-high 29 games this season posting a record of 13-13-3 with one shutout, a 2.65 goals-against average and a save percentage of .917. He has started 18 consecutive games for the K-Wings dating back to Nov. 23.


Martin has appeared in 118 career ECHL games with Kalamazoo, Augusta, Elmira, Trenton and Columbus with an overall record of 56-49-9 with three shutouts, a 3.07 goals-against average and a save percentage of .901. He also has appeared in 22 career games in the American Hockey League with Cleveland, Norfolk, Syracuse and Bridgeport.


Runners Up: Gerald Coleman, Alaska (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .964 save pct.) and Jordan Pearce, Toledo (2-0-1, 1.62 GAA, .944 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Paul Karpowich (Evansville), Marco Cousineau (Fort Wayne), Louis Domingue (Gwinnett), Tyler Beskorowany (Idaho), Joe Fallon (Las Vegas), John Curry (Orlando), Taylor Nelson (San Francisco) and Jeff Jakaitis (South Carolina).



Oct. 12-14 Marc Cheverie Elmira Jackals
Oct. 15-21 Josh Robinson Idaho Steelheads
Oct. 22-28 Mike Lee Gwinnett Gladiators
Oct. 29-Nov. 4 Chris Carrozzi Ontario Reign
Nov. 5-11 Mike Lee Gwinnett Gladiators
Nov. 12-18 Philipp Grubauer Reading Royals
Nov. 19-25 Thomas Heemskerk San Francisco Bulls
Nov. 26-Dec. 2 Ryan Zapolski South Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 3-9 Cody Reichard Stockton Thunder
Dec. 10-16 Nathan Lieuwen Greenville Road Warriors
Dec. 17-23 Peter Delmas Wheeling Nailers
Dec. 24-30 Ryan Zapolski South Carolina Stingrays