Dell named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Aaron Dell of the Utah Grizzlies is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Jan. 20-26. 


The 24-year-old went 2-0-0 with a 1.44 goals-against average and a save percentage of .949 in two appearances last week.


Dell stopped 26 shots in a 3-2 win against Bakersfield on Friday then made 30 saves, and stopped all three shootout attempts he faced, in a 2-1 victory over the Condors on Saturday to improve to 6-1-1 in his last eight appearances.


A native of Airdrie, Alberta, Dell has appeared in 16 games with Utah this season posting a record of 12-3-1 with two shutouts. He has allowed two goals or less in 12 of his 16 starts and is tied for fourth in the league with a 2.10 goals-against average and is tied for sixth with a .921 save percentage.


Last season, Dell was named Central Hockey League Goaltender of the Year with Allen after going 22-11-6 with three shutouts, a 2.30 goals-against average and a save percentage of .916. Prior to turning pro, he played three seasons at the University of North Dakota where he posted a career record of 48-20-5 with nine shutouts, a 2.15 goals-against average and a save percentage of .912.


Runners Up: Mike Clemente, Evansville (2-0-1, 1.32 GAA, .954 save pct.), Ben Meisner, Fort Wayne (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .955 save pct.) and Jeff Jakaitis, South Carolina (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .949 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Gerald Coleman (Alaska), Laurent Brossoit (Bakersfield), Pat Nagle (Idaho), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Jussi Olkinuora (Ontario), Christopher Gibson (Orlando), Brian Foster (Stockton), Mac Carruth (Toledo) and Mike Condon (Wheeling).




Oct. 18-20Jeff JakaitisSouth Carolina Stingrays
Oct. 21-27Mike ClementeEvansville IceMen
Oct. 28-Nov. 3Laurent BrossoitAlaska Aces
Nov. 4-10John CurryOrlando Solar Bears
Nov. 11-17Michael HutchinsonOntario Reign
Nov. 18-24Brian FosterStockton Thunder
Nov. 25-Dec. 1Mike CondonWheeling Nailers
Dec. 2-8Olivier RoyAlaska Aces
Dec. 9-15Trevor CannFlorida Everblades
Dec. 16-22Connor KnappGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 23-29Laurent BrossoitBakersfield Condors
Dec. 30-Jan. 5Michael HutchinsonOntario Reign
Jan. 6-12Brandon AndersonReading Royals
Jan. 13-19Laurent BrossoitBakersfield Condors