By Doyle Woody
Anchorage Daily News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Jean-Philippe Lamoureux isn’t one of those stereotypical flaky goaltenders. He doesn’t have a pregame puking ritual, he doesn’t talk to his goalposts and he doesn’t radiate that “don’t speak to me” vibe to teammates between periods.
Instead, the Alaska Aces’ rookie likes to just be one of the guys, which is probably why an all-star teammate in junior hockey once told him, “You’re probably the most normal goalie I’ve ever met in my life.”
And lately, Lamoureux is the ECHL’s most decorated goalie. Wednesday, he was named the Reebok ECHL Goaltender of the Year in a vote of league coaches, which added to his honors earned last week as the first-team All-ECHL goalie and the All-Rookie tender.
“It’s certainly nice, and humbling, to get league awards, especially when they’re voted on by coaches, who know the league and the players so well,” Lamoureux said.