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Newfoundland's Gahagen named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Action photo of Newfoundland's Parker Gahagen

Parker Gahagen of the Newfoundland Growlers is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 27-Feb. 2.

Gahagen went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.50 goals-against against average and a save percentage of .983 in two appearances against Brampton last week.

The 26-year-old stopped all 32 shots he faced in a 5-0 win on Friday and made 25 saves in a 6-1 victory on Saturday.

A native of Amherst, New York, Gahagen has appeared in 11 games with the Growlers this season where he is 9-2-0 with two shutouts, a 1.66 goals-against average and a save percentage of .947. He began the season with Evansville of the Southern Professional Hockey League where he went 3-2-1 with a 2.63 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.

Prior to turning pro, Gahagen appeared in 110 career games at Army where he posted an overall record of 41-49-16 with 10 shutouts, a 2.40 goals-against average and a save percentage of .926.

Runner Up: Kirill Ustimenko, Reading (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .961 save pct).

Also Nominated: Patrick Munson (Fort Wayne), Tomas Sholl (Idaho), Jake Hildebrand (Kalamazoo), Billy Christopolous (Toledo) and Alex D’Orio (Wheeling).