Bakersfield’s Brossoit goes for ECHL history

Bakersfield goaltender
Laurent Brossoit tied the ECHL record with his third consecutive shutout in the Condors’ 4-0 win at Idaho on Wednesday.

Brossoit began his streak while he was with Alaska, making 16 saves in a 5-0 win against Bakersfield on Nov. 2 and following that up with another 16-save shutout in a 4-0 victory over the Condors on Nov. 3. He was traded by the Calgary Flames to the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 8, and had been with the Oilers’ American Hockey League affiliate in Oklahoma City before being reassigned to the Condors on Wednesday. In his first appearance with the Condors, he stopped all 28 Steelheads’ shots.

A sixth-round selection (164th overall) by Calgary in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Brossoit is the seventh goaltender in the 26-year history of the ECHL to record three consecutive shutouts joining Hampton Roads’ Darryl Paquette (March 25, 28 and 29, 1997) Trenton’s Andrew Allen (Feb. 5, 17 and 14, 2003), Pee Dee’s Sebastien Laplante (Nov. 13 and 14, 2004 and Jan. 1, 2005), South Carolina’s Shane Connelly (Feb. 19, 20 and 21, 2010), Gwinnett’s Jeff Jakaitis (Dec. 17, 26 and 28, 2011) and South Carolina’s Ryan Zapolski (Feb. 17, 22 and 23, 2013).

Paquette holds the ECHL record for longest shutout sequence by a goaltender at 236:03. Brossoit, who made his ECHL debut with the Aces with a 6:21 relief appearance on Nov. 1, has not allowed a goal in 186:21 of playing time, leaving him 49:42 shy of the league record entering tonight’s game at Idaho.