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Roy named Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Month

 

Olivier Roy of the Idaho Steelheads is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Month for October.

 

The 23-year-old went 4-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.89 goals-against average and a save percentage of .964 in five appearances during the month as Idaho went 5-1-0 in the opening month of the ECHL season.

 

Roy made 30 saves in a season-opening 3-1 win at Utah on Oct. 17, and allowed two goals or less in each of his four starts, highlighted by a 28-save shutout in a 3-0 victory over Stockton on Oct. 29.

 

A native of Causapscal, Quebec, Roy leads the ECHL with five wins, while ranking fourth with 328 saves and fifth with a 1.28 goals-against average and a .949 save percentage.

 

Roy has appeared in 75 career ECHL games with Idaho, Alaska and Stockton posting a record of 41-27-5 with five shutouts, a 2.14 goals-against average and a save percentage of .930. In 38 career games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs, Roy is 22-14 with a 2.62 goals-against average and a save percentage of .910.

 

Selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fifth round (133rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Roy has also appeared in 44 career American Hockey League games with Oklahoma City and Abbotsford. During his junior career in the QMJHL, he posted 14 career shutouts, just one off the all-time league record.

 

Runners Up: Cal Heeter, Evansville (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .933 save pct.) and Garret Sparks, Orlando (2-0-0, 1.22 GAA, .933 save pct.)

 

Also Nominated: Ty Rimmer (Bakersfield), Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Mark Guggenberger (Gwinnett), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Mike Clemente (Missouri), Joe Cannata (Ontario), Connor Knapp (Reading), Adam Morrison (South Carolina), Shane Owen (Stockton), Jeff Lerg (Toledo), Etienne Marcoux (Utah) and Franky Palazzese (Wheeling).