Saunders named CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Clarke Saunders of the Colorado Eagles is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 30-Feb. 5. It is the second time this season that Saunders has received the weekly honor.

Saunders went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.48 goals-against average and a save percentage of .982 in two appearances against Alaska last week.

The 27-year-old stopped all 24 shots he faced in a 4-0 win on Friday and made 30 saves in a 2-1 shootout win on Saturday.

A native of Brockville, Ontario, Saunders is 18-6-1 in 26 appearances with the Eagles this season. He is tied for fourth in the ECHL in wins while ranking second with a 2.48 goals-against average, fourth with a .918 save percentage and tied for fourth with three shutouts.

Saunders has appeared in 82 career games for Colorado posting an overall record of 54-19-5 with six shutouts, a 2.71 goals-against average and a save percentage of .906.

Prior to turning pro, Saunders played four seasons of collegiate hockey, spending two years at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and two years at the University of North Dakota.

Runners Up: Anthony Peters, Florida (2-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .948 save pct.) and Martin Ouellette, Reading (2-0-0, 2.45 GAA, .923 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Jake Hildebrand (Indy), Kasimir Kaskisuo (Orlando), Jake Paterson (Toledo) and Kevin Boyle (Utah).


Oct. 14-16                  Jake Hildebrand, Indy Fuel

Oct. 17-23                  Brandon Halverson, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Oct. 24-30                  Doug Carr, Wheeling Nailers

Oct. 31-Nov. 6          Jamie Phillips, Tulsa Oilers

Nov. 7-13                    Jake Hildebrand, Indy Fuel

Nov. 14-20                 Adam Morrison, Rapid City Rush

Nov. 21-27                 Kevin Carr, Alaska Aces

Nov. 28-Dec. 4         Riley Gill, Allen Americans

Dec. 5-11                    Riley Gill, Allen Americans

Dec. 12-18                 Clarke Saunders, Colorado Eagles

Dec. 19-23                  Joel Martin, Kalamazoo Wings

Dec. 27-Jan. 1           Jake Paterson, Toledo Walleye

Jan. 2-8                         Mark Visentin, Cincinnati Cyclones

Jan. 9-15                    Brandon Anderson, Norfolk Admirals

Jan. 16-22                  Kent Patterson, Wichita Thunder

Jan. 23-29                  Sean Maguire, Wheeling Nailers