Massa named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Month

Ryan Massa of the Orlando Solar Bears has been selected as the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Month for November.

The 26-year-old went 6-1-1 with a 2.48 goals-against average and a save percentage of .964 in eight appearances during the month.

Massa allowed two goals or less in five of his seven starts in November - including in each of his last three appearances - and made at least 31 saves on four occasions.

A native of Littleton, Colo., Massa has appeared in 10 games for the Solar Bears this season posting a record of 7-2-1 with a 2.68 goals-against average and a save percentage of .915. In 47 career games for Orlando, he has an overall mark of 26-15-3 with two shutouts, a 2.86 goals-against average and a save percentage of .915.

Prior to turning pro, Massa played four seasons at the University of Nebraska-Omaha seeing action in 75 career games and posting a record of 32-27-9 with four shutouts, a 2.47 goals-against average and a save percentage of .917. In 2014-15, he helped guide the Mavericks to the first Frozen Four appearance in school history and was named to the NCHC Second All-Star Team.

Runners Up: Jake Hildebrand, Indy (5-1-1, 2.13 GAA, .935 save pct.), Adam Morrison, Rapid City (4-0-2, 1.80 GAA, .950 save pct.) and Cal Heeter, Toledo (5-0-0, 2.14 GAA, .922 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Daniel Altshuller (Florida), Eric Hartzell (Fort Wayne), Landon Bow (Idaho), Sam Brittain (Manchester), Jamie Phillips (Tulsa), Ryan Faragher (Utah), J.P. Anderson (Wheeling) and Drew Owsley (Wichita).