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).