Alaska’s Courchaine named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Adam Courchaine of the Alaska Aces is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 20-26. He also won the award for the week of Jan. 9-15.


The 23-year-old was 1-0-1 with one shutout, a goals-against average of 0.48 and a save percentage of .983 in two appearances last week.


Courchaine made 20 saves on Thursday in a 2-1 shootout loss to Las Vegas and then stopped all 39 shots he faced in a 5-0 win against the Wranglers on Sunday to record his third shutout of the season.


A native of Kanata, Ontario, Courchaine is 19-10-5 in 34 appearances with Alaska this season. His 19 wins are tied for fourth in the league, and he is fourth with a 2.37 goals-against average.


Courchaine, who was recalled to Providence of the American Hockey League on Monday, has appeared in 63 career ECHL games with Reading and Alaska, posting an overall record of 36-17-7 with seven shutouts, a 2.44 goals-against average and a save percentage of .905.


Prior to turning pro, 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: Joe Fallon, Las Vegas (2-0-0, 0.92 GAA, .964 save pct.), Philipp Grubauer, South Carolina (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .936 save pct.) and Peter Delmas, Wheeling (3-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .930 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Matt Keetley (Bakersfield), Peter Mannino (Chicago), Timo Pielmeier (Elmira), Ryan Zapolski (Gwinnett), Maxime Clermont (Kalamazoo), Jussi Rynnas (Reading) and Jordan Pearce (Toledo).



Oct. 14-16 Gerald ColemanAlaska Aces
Oct. 17-23Gerald ColemanAlaska Aces
Oct. 24-30Andrew EngelageUtah Grizzlies
Oct. 31-Nov. 6Philipp GrubauerSouth Carolina Stingrays
Nov. 7-13Nic RiopelGreenville Road Warriors
Nov. 14-20Olivier RoyStockton Thunder
Nov. 21-27Darcy KuemperOntario Reign
Nov. 28-Dec. 4Brian StewartElmira Jackals
Dec. 5-11Jason MissiaenGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 12-18Jeff JakaitisGwinnett Gladiators
Dec. 19-25Jerry KuhnIdaho Steelheads
Dec. 26-Jan. 1
Jeff JakaitisGwinnett Gladiators
Jan. 2-8Olivier RoyStockton Thunder
Jan. 9-15Adam CourchaineAlaska Aces
Jan. 16-23Daren MachesneySouth Carolina Stingrays
Jan. 24-30Joe FallonLas Vegas Wranglers
Jan. 31-Feb. 5Peter DelmasWheeling Nailers
Feb. 6-12Alec RichardsToledo Walleye
Feb. 13-19Pat NagleFlorida Everblades