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Olkinuora named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

 

Jussi Olkinuora of the Ontario Reign is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March April 6-12.

 

Olkinuora went 2-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and a save percentage of .975 in two appearances at Alaska last week.

 

The 24-year-old stopped 42 shots in a 4-1 win on Wednesday and made 35 saves in a 2-1 victory on Saturday.

 

A native of Helsinki, Finland, Olkinuora finished the 2014-15 season fifth in the ECHL with 27 wins, tied for fifth with a 2.41 goals-against average and eighth with a .916 save percentage. He also went 2-1-0 in four appearances with St. John’s of the American Hockey League.

 

Under contract to the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League, Olkinuora has appeared in 70 career games with Ontario posting an overall record of 41-20-7 with two shutouts, a 2.64 goals-against average and a save percentage of .905.

 

Prior to turning pro, he played two seasons at the University of Denver and one season with Sioux Falls in the United States Hockey League.

                                               

Runners Up: Roman Will, Fort Wayne (2-1-0, 1.85 GAA, .940 save pct.) and Franky Palazzese, Wheeling (3-0-0, 1.67 GAA, .947 save pct.).

 

Also Nominated: Mike Lee (Gwinnett), Olivier Roy (Idaho), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Garret Sparks (Orlando), Parker Milner (Quad City), Jeff Jakaitis (South Carolina), Jeff Lerg (Toledo) and Igor Bobkov (Utah).


PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEK PLAYER TEAM
     
Oct. 17-19 Joe Cannata Ontario Reign
 
     
Oct. 20-26 Jeff Malcolm Greenville Road Warriors
     
Oct. 27-Nov. 2 Allen York Florida Everblades
     
Nov. 3-9 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings
     
Nov. 10-16 Riley Gill Allen Americans
     
Nov. 17-23 Shane Owen Stockton Thunder
     
Nov. 24-30 Trevor Cann Brampton Beast
     
Dec. 1-7 Jeff Jakaitis South Carolina Stingrays
     
Dec. 8-14 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings
     
Dec. 15-21 Jason Missiaen Greenville Road Warriors
     
Dec. 22-28 Sam Brittain Cincinnati Cyclones
     
Dec. 29-Jan. 4 Olivier Roy Idaho Steelheads
     
Jan. 5-11 Roman Will Fort Wayne Komets
     
Jan. 12-18 Ryan Faragher Utah Grizzlies
     
Jan. 19-25 Mac Carruth Indy Fuel
     
Jan. 26-Feb. 1 Connor Knapp Reading Royals
     
Feb. 2-8 Garret Sparks Orlando Solar Bears
     
Feb. 9-15 Adam Morrison South Carolina Stingrays
     
Feb. 16-22 Igor Bobkov Utah Grizzlies
     
Feb. 23-March 1 Troy Redmann Alaska Aces
     
March 2-8 Aaron Crandall Colorado Eagles
     
March 9-15 Jeff Jakaitis South Carolina Stingrays
     
March 16-22 Jeff Lerg Toledo Walleye
     
March 23-29 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings
     
March 30-April 5 Igor Bobkov Utah Grizzlies