Shantz named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


David Shantz of the Wichita Thunder is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 14-20. It is the fifth time in his career that he has received the weekly honor.

The 29-year-old went 2-0-0 with a 1.51 goals-against average and a save percentage of .962 in two appearances last week.

Shantz stopped 36 shots in a 5-1 win against Alaska on Wednesday and made 40 saves in a 4-2 victory over Missouri on Saturday.

A native of Burlington, Ontario, Shantz has appeared in 35 games for the Thunder this season posting a record of 11-20-3 with a 3.07 goals-against average and a save percentage of .897.

A second-round selection (37th overall) of the Florida Panthers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Shantz has seen action in 194 career ECHL games with Wichita, Victoria, Elmira, Dayton and Florida posting an overall record of 93-74-18 with seven shutouts, a 2.89 goals-against average and a save percentage of .905. He has also appeared in 60 career American Hockey League games with Rochester and Abbotsford.

Shantz spent the 2014-15 season with the University of New Brunswick where he went 18-5-0 with a 2.24 goals-against average and a save percentage of .897.

Runners Up: P.J. Musico, Quad City (2-1-0, 1.86 GAA, .922 save pct.), Jeff Lerg, Toledo (2-1-0, 1.34 GAA, .962 save pct.) and Brian Foster, Wheeling (1-0-1, 1.94 GAA, .927 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Shane Owen (Elmira), Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Mackenzie Skapski (Greenville), Philippe Desrosiers (Idaho), Ryan Massa (Orlando), Sam Marotta (Rapid City) and Ryan Faragher (Utah).

PREVIOUS WINNERS

WEEK PLAYER TEAM
Oct. 16-18 Josh Robinson Missouri Mavericks
Oct. 19-25 Adam Morrison Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Joel Martin Kalamazoo Wings
Nov. 2-8 Ryan Faragher Utah Grizzlies
Nov. 9-15 Vitek Vanecek South Carolina Stingrays
Nov. 16-22 Steve Michalek Quad City Mallards
Nov. 23-29 Marek Langhamer Rapid City Rush
Nov. 30-Dec. 6 Ty Rimmer Norfolk Admirals
Dec. 7-13 Eric Levine Colorado Eagles
Dec. 14-20 Jeff Lerg Toledo Walleye
Dec. 21-27 Branden Komm South Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 28-Jan. 3 Pat Nagle Fort Wayne Komets
Jan. 4-10 Shane Owen Indy Fuel
Jan. 11-17 Kent Simpson Adirondack Thunder
Jan. 18-24 Jack Campbell Idaho Steelheads
Jan. 25-31 Jake Paterson Toledo Walleye
Feb. 1-7 Pat Nagle Fort Wayne Komets
Feb. 8-14 Jack Campbell Idaho Steelheads
Feb. 15-21 Danny Battochio Rapid City Rush
Feb. 22-28 Joel Rumpel Allen Americans
Feb. 29-March 6 Alain Valiquette Greenville Swamp Rabbits
March 7-13 Vitek Vanecek South Carolina Stingrays