PRINCETON, N.J. – Trenton rookie Jason Smith is the Rbk Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Mar. 10-16.
The 22 year old was 3-0-0 with back-to-back shutouts, a goals-against average of 0.33 and a save percentage of .989 to keep the Devils in the hunt for the fifth and final Kelly Cup Playoffs spot. He did not allow a goal for the final 16:17 of a 4-1 loss to Johnstown on Mar. 9 until 10:11 of the third period in a 4-1 win at Dayton on Mar. 15.
The 6-foot-3 and 202-pound Smith recorded his first professional shutout on Mar. 13 with 35 saves in a 6-0 win at North Division and league scoring leader Cincinnati. He turned aside 25 shots in a 2-0 win at Dayton on Mar. 14 and picked up his third win in as many days when he stopped 26 shots in a 4-1 win at Dayton on Mar. 15.