Goalie of the Week

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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
Feb. 22, 2016Danny Battochio Rapid City Rush
May. 19, 2016Jussi OlkinuoraTULSA OILERS
Oct. 18, 2016Jake HildebrandINDY FUEL
Oct. 25, 2016BRANDON HALVERSONGREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS
Nov. 1, 2016DOUG CARRWHEELING NAILERS
Nov. 8, 2016JAMIE PHILLIPSTULSA OILERS
Nov. 15, 2016JAKE HILDEBRANDINDY FUEL
Nov. 22, 2016ADAM MORRISONRAPID CITY RUSH
Nov. 29, 2016KEVIN CARRALASKA ACES
Dec. 6, 2016RILEY GILLALLEN AMERICANS
Dec. 13, 2016RILEY GILLALLEN AMERICANS
Dec. 20, 2016CLARKE SAUNDERSCOLORADO EAGLES
Dec. 27, 2016JOEL MARTINKALAMAZOO WINGS
Jan. 3, 2017JAKE PATERSONTOLEDO WALLEYE
Jan. 10, 2017MARK VISENTINCINCINNATI CYCLONES