Reading’s Dalton named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J.- Matt Dalton of the Reading Royals is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 14-20.

 

The 24 year old was 3-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.97 goals-against average and a .974 save percentage in three appearances for the Royals who improved their league-best record to 34-13-5 for 73 points.

 

Dalton recorded his third shutout of the season with 48 saves in a 1-0 win over Wheeling on Friday and then made 27 saves in a 3-1 victory against the Nailers on Saturday. He ended the week with 37 saves in a 5-2 win against Elmira on Sunday.

 

The Clinton, Ontario native is 14-6-1 in 21 appearances with the Royals this season with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage which ranks second in the league. Dalton has also appeared in 16 AHL games with Providence going 7-9-0 with two shutouts, a 3.20 goals-against average and a save percentage of .894.

 

As a rookie last season, Dalton saw action in 46 regular-season games with the Royals posting a 22-20-4 record with one shutout, a 3.47 goals-against average and a save percentage of .906. In 16 Kelly Cup Playoff games with Reading he went 10-6 with a 3.02 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.

 

Runners Up: Ryan Nie, Kalamazoo (2-0-1, 1.62 GAA, .950 save pct.) and Zane Kalemba, Stockton (2-1-1, 1.22 GAA, .951 save pct.).

 

Also Nominated: Adam Courchaine (Alaska), Brian Stewart (Bakersfield), Jaroslav Janus (Florida), Michael Ouzas (Las Vegas), Shane Owen (South Carolina), Jimmy Spratt (Toledo), Tamio Stehrenberger (Utah) and David Shantz (Victoria).

 

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