Valiquette named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Alain Valiquette of the Greenville Swamp Rabbits is the
CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 29-March 6.

The 25-year-old went 2-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .978 save percentage in two appearances against Atlanta last week.

Valiquette, who was acquired in a trade with Elmira on Thursday, made 46 saves in a 6-1 win on Saturday and turned aside 42 shots in a 4-1 victory on Sunday.

A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Valiquette appeared in two games with Elmira prior to being traded, earning the win in his first pro start on Feb. 27 at Wheeling.

Valiquette played four seasons in the CIS, the last three for Laurentian University, with a combined record of 25-36-0, a 3.28 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage. He also played four full seasons for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League where he posted a record of 50-67-6, four shutouts, a 3.28 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage. He helped lead the Wolves to the OHL Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2010-11, when he posted a career high 27 wins.

Runners Up: Andy Iles, Cincinnati (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .954 save pct.), Shane Owen, Elmira (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .927 save pct.) and Christoffer Bengtsberg, Evansville (2-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .938 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Spencer Martin (Fort Wayne), Braden Komm (Idaho), Jake Paterson (Toledo) and Ryan Faragher (Utah).



Oct. 16-18 Josh Robinson Missouri Mavericks
Oct. 19-25 Adam Morrison Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings
Nov. 2-8 Ryan Faragher Utah Grizzlies
Nov. 9-15 Vitek Vanecek South Carolina Stingrays
Nov. 16-22 Steve Michalek Quad City Mallards
Nov. 23-29 Marek Langhamer Rapid City Rush
Nov. 30-Dec. 6 Ty Rimmer Norfolk Admirals
Dec. 7-13 Eric Levine Colorado Eagles
Dec. 14-20 Jeff Lerg Toledo Walleye
Dec. 21-27 Branden Komm South Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 28-Jan. 3 Pat Nagle Fort Wayne Komets
Jan. 4-10 Shane Owen Indy Fuel
Jan. 11-17 Kent Simpson Adirondack Thunder
Jan. 18-24 Jack Campbell Idaho Steelheads
Jan. 25-31 Jake Paterson Toledo Walleye
Feb. 1-7 Pat Nagle Fort Wayne Komets
Feb. 8-14 Jack Campbell Idaho Steelheads
Feb. 15-21 Danny Battochio Rapid City Rush
Feb. 22-28 Joel Rumpel Allen Americans