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Michalek named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Steve Michalek of the Quad City Mallards is the
CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Nov. 16-22.

The 22-year-old went 2-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and a save percentage of .957 in two appearances last week.

Michalek, who was the ECHL Rookie of the Month for October, made 26 saves in a 4-2 win against Alaska on Friday and stopped 40 shots in a 2-1 victory over Indy on Sunday.

A sixth-round selection (161st overall) of the Minnesota Wild in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Michaelk has appeared in 10 games for the Mallards posting a record of 4-3-3 with a 2.37 goals-against average and a save percentage of .923.

Prior to turning pro, Michalek appeared in 79 career games at Harvard University posting a record of 33-28-13 with five shutouts, a 2.59 goals-against average and a save percentage of .914. He also appeared in 17 games with Cedar Rapids of the United States Hockey League where he was 7-6-3 with a 3.09 goals-against average and a save percentage of .900.

Runners Up: Kris Lazaruk, Colorado (2-0-1, 1.44 GAA, .922 save pct.) and Michael Houser, Manchester (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .954 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Niklas Lundstrom (Elmira), Cody Reichard (Evansville), Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Maxime Lagace (Idaho), Shane Owen (Indy), Josh Robinson (Missouri), Mark Dekanich (South Carolina), Jake Paterson (Toledo), Ryan Faragher (Utah) and Brian Foster (Wheeling).

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Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings
     
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