Sparks went 3-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.67 goals-against average and a save percentage of .977 in three appearances last week.
The 21-year-old made 27 saves in a 3-1 win at Gwinnett on Tuesday, stopped all 34 shots he faced in a 3-0 victory at Greenville on Thursday and had 23 saves in a 4-1 win at Gwinnett on Saturday.
Under an NHL contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sparks has appeared in 20 games with the Solar Bears this season posting a 12-3-1 record with three shutouts, a 2.34 goals-against average – which is fifth in the league – and a league-leading .936 save percentage. He has gone 10-1-1 in his last 12 decisions, allowing two goals or less in nine of those games.
A native of Elmhurst, Ill., Sparks has seen action in 30 career games with Orlando going 16-9-1 with four shutouts, a 2.51 goals-against average and a save percentage of .929. He has posted an 11-6-5 record in 26 career appearances with Toronto of the American Hockey League, including his first career AHL shutout with a 23-save performance on Dec. 28, 2014.
Prior to turning pro, he played three seasons with Guelph of the Ontario Hockey League where he went 71-48-9 with 12 shutouts, a 2.97 goals-against average and a save percentage of .909.
Also Nominated: Johan Gustafsson (Alaska), Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Kent Patterson (Gwinnett), Henri Kiviaho (Idaho), Mac Carruth (Indy), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Spencer McLay (Ontario), Danny Battochio (Rapid City), Connor Knapp (Reading), Adam Morrison (South Carolina), Jeff Lerg (Toledo) and Igor Bobkov (Utah).
|Oct. 17-19||Joe Cannata||Ontario Reign|
|Oct. 20-26||Jeff Malcolm||Greenville Road Warriors|
|Oct. 27-Nov. 2||Allen York||Florida Everblades|
|Nov. 3-9||Joel Martin||Kalamazoo Wings
|Nov. 10-16||Riley Gill||Allen Americans
|Nov. 17-23||Shane Owen||Stockton Thunder|
|Nov. 24-30||Trevor Cann||Brampton Beast
|Dec. 1-7||Jeff Jakaitis||South Carolina Stingrays|
|Dec. 8-14||Joel Martin||Kalamazoo Wings|
|Dec. 15-21||Jason Missiaen||Greenville Road Warriors|
|Dec. 22-28||Sam Brittain||Cincinnati Cyclones|
|Dec. 29-Jan. 4||Olivier Roy||Idaho Steelheads
|Jan. 5-11||Roman Will||Fort Wayne Komets
|Jan. 12-18||Ryan Faragher||Utah Grizzlies|
|Jan. 19-25||Mac Carruth||Indy Fuel
|Jan. 26-Feb. 1||Connor Knapp||Reading Royals