Checkers’ Westlund Named Reebok Hockey
ECHL Saver Of The Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Charlotte goaltender Alex Westlund is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Saver of the Week for the second round of the 2005 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Westlund previously was named Reebok Hockey ECHL Saver of the Week for the week of February 28-March 6.

Westlund rebounded from a 2-1 loss in Game 1 at Gwinnett to post three straight victories over the Gladiators in the American Conference Semifinals. Westlund had 51 saves in regulation and one in overtime of a 4-3 win in Game 2 at Gwinnett and stopped 33 shots in a 4-1 win at home in Game 3. The native of Chatham, N.J. closed out the series with 50 saves in a 4-0 win in Game 4, finishing 3-1 with a goals-against average of 1.50 and a save percentage of .970 in the semifinals. Westlund is 6-3 and leads the postseason in save percentage (.948), minutes (566) and saves (330). He is tied for the postseason lead in wins and tied for second in shutouts (1) while ranking fifth in goals-against average (1.90). During the regular season, Westlund was 27-15-5 with a goals-against average of 2.72 and a save percentage of .911 in 51 games with the Checkers.

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