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Stockton's Roy named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Olivier Roy of the Stockton Thunder is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 2-8. Roy also won the award for the week ending Nov. 20.


The 20-year-old was 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.96 goals-against average and a save percentage of .970 in two appearances last week.


Roy turned aside all 29 shots he faced in a 1-0 win at Bakersfield on Friday, tying the Thunder single-season team record with his third shutout of the season. He followed that up with 35 saves in regulation and overtime, and a 4-for-4 showing in the shootout, in a 3-2 win against the Condors on Saturday.


A native of Causapscal, Quebec, Roy is 7-8-4 with three shutouts, a 2.63 goals-against average and a save percentage of .916 in 19 appearances with the Thunder this season. 


Selected in the fifth round (133rd overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Roy represented Canada at the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships. He appeared in 200 games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Cape Breton and Acadie-Bathurst going 123-57-8 with 14 shutouts, a 2.77 goals-against average and a save percentage of .906. Roy was named to the Canadian Hockey League All-Rookie Team and received the QMJHL Rookie of the Year award in 2007-08. He made his professional debut with Springfield of the AHL in 2009-10 posting a 1-1-0 record in three appearances with a 2.57 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage.


Runners Up: Gerald Coleman, Alaska (2-0-0, 0.96 GAA, .943 save pct.) and Jean-Francois Berube, Ontario (2-0-0, 0.50 GAA, .976 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Matt Keetley (Bakersfield), Paul Dainton (Chicago), Timo Pielmeier (Elmira), Riley Gill (Kalamazoo), Rob Nolan (Toledo), Shane Owen (Utah) and Peter Delmas (Wheeling).



Oct. 14-16 Gerald Coleman Alaska Aces
Oct. 17-23 Gerald Coleman Alaska Aces
Oct. 24-30 Andrew Engelage Utah Grizzlies
Oct. 31-Nov. 6 Philipp Grubauer South Carolina Stingrays
Nov. 7-13 Nic Riopel Greenville Road Warriors
Nov. 14-20 Olivier Roy Stockton Thunder
Nov. 21-27 Darcy Kuemper Ontario Reign
Nov. 28-Dec. 4 Brian Stewart Elmira Jackals
Dec. 5-11 Jason Missiaen Greenville Road Warriors
Dec. 12-18 Jeff Jakaitis Gwinnett Gladiators
Dec. 19-25 Jerry Kuhn Idaho Steelheads
Dec. 26-Jan. 2 Jeff Jakaitis Gwinnett Gladiators