Carruth named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Mac Carruth of the Indy Fuel is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 19-25.


Carruth went 3-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.67 goals-against average and a save percentage of .974 last week, helping the Fuel extend their unbeaten streak to eight games (7-0-1).


The 22-year-old turned aside all 26 shots he faced in a 1-0 win at Gwinnett on Monday, made 21 saves in a 4-1 victory against Allen on Friday and stopped 27 shots in a 4-1 win over Evansville on Saturday.


A native of Jackson, Wyo., Carruth has appeared in 20 games for Indy this season posting a record of 6-9-4 with one shutout, a 2.69 goals-against average and a save percentage of .905. He has also won both of his appearances with Rockford of the American Hockey League this season.


Under a National Hockey League contract with the Chicago Blackhawks, Carruth has appeared in 52 career ECHL games with Indy, Florida and Toledo with an overall record of 16-28-3 with three shutouts, a 3.10 goals-against average and a save percentage of .897.


Prior to turning pro, he played four seasons with Portland in the Western Hockey League, where in his final season in 2012-13 he went 30-7-2 with seven shutouts, a 2.07 goals-against average and a save percentage of .929.


Runners Up: Clarke Saunders, Colorado (3-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .928 save pct.), Garret Sparks, Orlando (2-0-0, 2.35 GAA, .951 save pct.) and Connor Knapp, Reading (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .956 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Troy Redmann (Alaska), Frans Tuohimaa (Bakersfield), Garrett Bartus (Fort Wayne), Olivier Roy (Idaho), Scott Munroe (Kalamazoo), Mike Clemente (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
Dec. 22-28Sam BrittainCincinnati Cyclones
Dec. 29-Jan. 4Olivier RoyIdaho Steelheads
Jan. 5-11Roman WillFort Wayne Komets
Jan. 12-18Ryan FaragherUtah Grizzlies