Goalie of the Week

JussiOlkinuora_TUL1516

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).

PREVIOUS WINNERS

WEEKPLAYERTEAM
Apr. 11, 2017MARK DEKANICHREADING ROYALS
Apr. 4, 2017ERIC LEVINEINDY FUEL
Mar. 28, 2017RYAN FARAGHERUTAH GRIZZLIES
Mar. 21, 2017J.P. ANDERSONADIRONDACK THUNDER
Mar. 14, 2017MARTIN OUELLETTEREADING ROYALS
Mar. 7, 2017JOEL RUMPELCINCINNATI CYCLONES
Feb. 28, 2017NICK RIOPELKALAMAZOO WINGS
Feb. 21, 2017ADAM MORRISONRAPID CITY RUSH
Feb. 14, 2017EAMON McADAMMISSOURI MAVERICKS
Feb. 7, 2017CLARKE SAUNDERSCOLORADO EAGLES
Jan. 31, 2017SEAN MAGUIREWHEELING NAILERS
Jan. 24, 2017KENT PATTERSONWICHITA THUNDER
Jan. 17, 2017BRANDON ANDERSONNORFOLK ADMIRALS
Jan. 10, 2017MARK VISENTINCINCINNATI CYCLONES
Jan. 3, 2017JAKE PATERSONTOLEDO WALLEYE
Dec. 27, 2016JOEL MARTINKALAMAZOO WINGS
Dec. 20, 2016CLARKE SAUNDERSCOLORADO EAGLES
Dec. 13, 2016RILEY GILLALLEN AMERICANS
Dec. 6, 2016RILEY GILLALLEN AMERICANS
Nov. 29, 2016KEVIN CARRALASKA ACES