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Zapolski named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

 

PRINCETON, N.J. - Ryan Zapolski of the South Carolina Stingrays is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 24-30. It is the second time this season that he was won the weekly award after also winning for the week ending Dec. 2.

 

The 26-year-old posted shutouts in both of appearances last week, stopping all 26 shots in a 4-0 win at Gwinnett on Friday and turning aside 23 shots in a 3-0 victory against Wheeling on Saturday.

 

A native of Erie, Pa., Zapolski is 12-5-0 in 17 appearances this season, and leads the ECHL with a 1.65 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage, and is tied for the league lead with three shutouts.

 

Zapolski has appeared in 32 career ECHL games with South Carolina, Gwinnett, Toledo and Kalamazoo, posting an overall record of 20-9-1 with five shutouts, a 2.00 goals-against average and a save percentage of .929.

 

Prior to turning pro, Zapolski played four seasons at Mercyhurst College where he appeared in 109 games and went 48-43-11 with eight shutouts, a 2.77 goals-against average and a save percentage of .920.

 

Runners Up: Mark Guggenberger, Alaska (1-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 save pct.) and Tyler Beskorowany, Idaho (1-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .968 save pct.).

           

Also Nominated: Maxime Clermont (Elmira), Paul Karpowich (Evansville), Ken Reiter (Fort Wayne), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Joe Fallon (Las Vegas), John Curry (Orlando), Philipp Grubauer (Reading), Thomas Heemskerk (San Francisco), Tyler Bunz (Stockton), Kent Simpson (Toledo) and Andrew Engelage (Utah).


PREVIOUS WINNERS


WEEK WINNER TEAM



Oct. 12-14 Marc Cheverie Elmira Jackals
     
Oct. 15-21 Josh Robinson Idaho Steelheads
     
Oct. 22-28 Mike Lee Gwinnett Gladiators
     
Oct. 29-Nov. 4 Chris Carrozzi Ontario Reign
     
Nov. 5-11 Mike Lee Gwinnett Gladiators
     
Nov. 12-18 Philipp Grubauer Reading Royals
     
Nov. 19-25 Thomas Heemskerk San Francisco Bulls
     
Nov. 26-Dec. 2 Ryan Zapolski South Carolina Stingrays
     
Dec. 3-9 Cody Reichard Stockton Thunder
     
Dec. 10-16 Nathan Lieuwen Greenville Road Warriors
     
Dec. 17-23 Peter Delmas Wheeling Nailers