Olkinuora named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Jussi Olkinuora of the Tulsa Oilers is the
CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for April 4-9. It is the second time in his career that he has reeived the weekly honor.

The 25-year-old went 4-0-0 with a 0.99 goals-against average and a save percentage of .959 in four appearances last week.

Olkinuora stopped 22 shots in a 4-1 win at Missouri on Tuesday, made 28 saves in a 5-1 victory at Wichita on Wednesday, had 30 saves in a 2-1 win at Wichita on Friday and stopped 17 shots in a 2-1 victory over the Thunder on Saturday.

Under contract with Manitoba of the American Hockey League, Olkinuora appeared in 26 games for the Oilers this season with a record of 14-9-2, a 2.52 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. He also saw action in six games with Manitoba.

A native of Helsinki, Finland, Olkinuora has appeared in 96 career ECHL games with Tulsa and Ontario posting an overall record of 55-29-9 with two shutouts, a 2.61 goals-against average and a save percentage of .907. He has 21 games of AHL experience with St. John’s and Manitoba.

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.

Runner Up: Casey DeSmith, Wheeling (2-0-0, 1.34 GAA, .944 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Jake Paterson (Toledo) and Mark Owuya (Utah).


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
March 28-April 3 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings