Brittain named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Sam Brittain of the Cincinnati Cyclones is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 22-28.


Brittain went 1-0-0 with a 0.97 goals-against average and a save percentage of .970 last week.


The 22-year-old turned aside 32 of the 33 shots he faced in a 2-1 overtime win at Indy on Saturday.


Under contract to the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League, Brittain has appeared in 10 games with the Cyclones this season posting a record of 5-4-1 with one shutout, a 2.62 goals-against average and a save percentage of .900.


Selected by the Panthers in the fourth round (92nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Brittain is in his first pro season after spending the last four seasons with the University of Denver. He appeared in 97 career games with Pioneers going 51-34-11 with seven shutouts, a 2.36 goals-against average and a save percentage of .924.


Runner Up: Joel Martin, Kalamazoo (1-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .957 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Frans Tuohimaa (Bakersfield), Clarke Saunders (Colorado), Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Olivier Roy (Idaho), Maxime Lagace (Missouri), Jeff Lerg (Toledo) and Igor Bobkov (Utah).




Oct. 17-19Joe CannataOntario Reign
Oct. 20-26Jeff MalcolmGreenville Road Warriors
Oct. 27-Nov. 2Allen YorkFlorida Everblades
Nov. 3-9Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
Nov. 10-16Riley GillAllen Americans
Nov. 17-23Shane OwenStockton Thunder
Nov. 24-30Trevor CannBrampton Beast
Dec. 1-7Jeff JakaitisSouth Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 8-14Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
Dec. 15-21Jason MissiaenGreenville Road Warriors