Shantz named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


David Shantz of the Wichita Thunder is the
CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 14-20. It is the fifth time in his career that he has received the weekly honor.

The 29-year-old went 2-0-0 with a 1.51 goals-against average and a save percentage of .962 in two appearances last week.

Shantz stopped 36 shots in a 5-1 win against Alaska on Wednesday and made 40 saves in a 4-2 victory over Missouri on Saturday.

A native of Burlington, Ontario, Shantz has appeared in 35 games for the Thunder this season posting a record of 11-20-3 with a 3.07 goals-against average and a save percentage of .897.

A second-round selection (37th overall) of the Florida Panthers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Shantz has seen action in 194 career ECHL games with Wichita, Victoria, Elmira, Dayton and Florida posting an overall record of 93-74-18 with seven shutouts, a 2.89 goals-against average and a save percentage of .905. He has also appeared in 60 career American Hockey League games with Rochester and Abbotsford.

Shantz spent the 2014-15 season with the University of New Brunswick where he went 18-5-0 with a 2.24 goals-against average and a save percentage of .897.

Runners Up: P.J. Musico, Quad City (2-1-0, 1.86 GAA, .922 save pct.), Jeff Lerg, Toledo (2-1-0, 1.34 GAA, .962 save pct.) and Brian Foster, Wheeling (1-0-1, 1.94 GAA, .927 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Shane Owen (Elmira), Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Mackenzie Skapski (Greenville), Philippe Desrosiers (Idaho), Ryan Massa (Orlando), Sam Marotta (Rapid City) and Ryan Faragher (Utah).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

WEEKPLAYERTEAM
   
Oct. 16-18Josh RobinsonMissouri Mavericks
   
Oct. 19-25Adam MorrisonGreenville Swamp Rabbits
   
Oct. 26-Nov. 1Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
   
Nov. 2-8Ryan FaragherUtah Grizzlies
   
Nov. 9-15Vitek VanecekSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Nov. 16-22Steve MichalekQuad City Mallards
   
Nov. 23-29Marek LanghamerRapid City Rush
   
Nov. 30-Dec. 6Ty RimmerNorfolk Admirals
   
Dec. 7-13Eric LevineColorado Eagles
   
Dec. 14-20Jeff LergToledo Walleye
   
Dec. 21-27Branden KommSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Dec. 28-Jan. 3Pat NagleFort Wayne Komets
   
Jan. 4-10Shane OwenIndy Fuel
   
Jan. 11-17Kent SimpsonAdirondack Thunder
   
Jan. 18-24Jack CampbellIdaho Steelheads
   
Jan. 25-31Jake PatersonToledo Walleye
   
Feb. 1-7Pat NagleFort Wayne Komets
   
Feb. 8-14Jack CampbellIdaho Steelheads
   
Feb. 15-21Danny BattochioRapid City Rush
   
Feb. 22-28Joel RumpelAllen Americans
   
Feb. 29-March 6Alain ValiquetteGreenville Swamp Rabbits
   
March 7-13Vitek VanecekSouth Carolina Stingrays