Alaska’s Courchaine named ECHL Goaltender of the Month

PRINCETON, N.J. – Adam Courchaine of the Alaska Aces has been named the ECHL Goaltender of the Month for February.

 

Courchaine went 7-0-1 with a 2.67 goals-against average and a save percentage of .903 in nine appearances for the Aces, helping Alaska move into first place in the Mountain Division with an overall record of 33-19-3 for 69 points.

 

The 22 year old won seven consecutive starts from Feb. 5 through Feb. 25, including three straight starts where he made at least 32 saves. He stopped 35 shots in regulation and overtime, and turned aside all five shootout attempts, in a 6-5 shootout win against Idaho on Feb. 19; made 32 saves in a 4-3 victory against Las Vegas on Feb. 24 and had 35 saves in a 4-3 overtime win against the Wranglers on Feb. 25.

 

In 21 games with the Aces this season, Courchaine is 12-6-2 with two shutouts, a 2.51 goals-against average and a save percentage of .903.

 

Courchaine appeared in 126 games over three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with Ottawa, Sarnia and Erie posting a record of 50-60-8 with seven shutouts, a 3.25 goals-against average and a save percentage of .904. He has also appeared in four career American Hockey League games with Providence going 2-1-0 with a goals-against average of 2.06 and a .915 save percentage.

 

Runners-Up: Ryan Nie, Kalamazoo (8-2-1, 2.44 GAA, .931 save pct.) and Shane Owen, South Carolina (6-1-2, 2.62 GAA, .907 save pct.).

 

Also Nominated: Brian Stewart (Bakersfield), Mike Zacharias (Ontario), Michael Hutchinson (Reading), Andrew Engelage (Utah) and David Shantz (Victoria).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

MONTH WINNER TEAM
   
OctoberRiley GillVictoria Salmon Kings
   
NovemberMichael OuzasLas Vegas Wranglers
   
DecemberDov Grumet-MorrisGreenville Road Warriors
   
JanuaryTyler BeskorowanyIdaho Steelheads