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 Feb. 18-24. It is the third time this season, and the fourth time in Zapolski’s career, that he has won the weekly honor.

 

The 26-year-old posted shutouts in both of his appearances last week, giving him three consecutive shutouts and four shutouts in his last six games.

 

Zapolski opened the week with 32 saves in a 2-0 win against Greenville on Friday and followed that up with 27 saves in 3-0 victory over the Road Warriors on Saturday.

 

A native of Erie, Pa., Zapolski is the fifth goaltender in ECHL history to post shutouts in three consecutive games. The Most Valuable Player of the 2013 ECHL All-Star Game, he leads the ECHL with seven shutouts, a 1.69 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage in 29 appearances this season.

 

Zapolski has appeared in 44 career ECHL games with South Carolina, Gwinnett, Kalamazoo and Toledo posting an overall record of 28-13-9 with nine shutouts, a 1.93 goals-against average and a save percentage of .931.

           

Runners Up: Mark Guggenberger, Alaska (3-1-0, 1.76 GAA, .942 save pct.), Michael Houser, Cincinnati (3-0-0, 0.99 GAA, .964 save pct.) and Adam Brown, Colorado (2-0-0, 0.50 GAA, .984 save pct).           

           

Also Nominated: Paul Dainton (Evansville), Jeff Deslauriers (Fort Wayne), Jody O’Neill (Gwinnett), Josh Robinson (Idaho), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Mitch O’Keefe (Las Vegas), Sergey Kostenko (Ontario), Zoltan Hetenyi (Orlando), Jordan Pearce (Toledo), Adam Morrison (Utah) and Peter Delmas (Wheeling).


PREVIOUS WINNERS


WEEK WINNER TEAM



Oct. 12-14 Marc CheverieElmira Jackals
   
Oct. 15-21Josh RobinsonIdaho Steelheads
   
Oct. 22-28Mike LeeGwinnett Gladiators
   
Oct. 29-Nov. 4Chris CarrozziOntario Reign
   
Nov. 5-11Mike LeeGwinnett Gladiators
   
Nov. 12-18 Philipp GrubauerReading Royals
   
Nov. 19-25Thomas HeemskerkSan Francisco Bulls
   
Nov. 26-Dec. 2Ryan ZapolskiSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Dec. 3-9Cody ReichardStockton Thunder
   
Dec. 10-16Nathan LieuwenGreenville Road Warriors
   
Dec. 17-23Peter DelmasWheeling Nailers
   
Dec. 24-30Ryan ZapolskiSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Dec. 31-Jan. 6Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
   
Jan. 7-13Pat NagleFlorida Everblades
   
Jan. 14-20John CurryOrlando Solar Bears
   
Jan. 21-27Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
   
Jan. 28-Feb. 3Kent SimpsonToledo Walleye
   
Feb. 4-10Joe FallonLas Vegas Wranglers
   
Feb. 11-17Brian StewartBakersfield Condors