Greenville’s Grumet-Morris Named ECHL Goaltender Of The Month

Photo Courtesy Dale Zanine/Gwinnett Gladiators

PRINCETON, N.J. – Dov Grumet-Morris of the Greenville Road Warriors has been named the ECHL Goaltender of the Month for December.


Grumet-Morris went 9-2-1 with two shutouts, a 1.56 goals-against average and a save percentage of .942 in 12 appearances for the Road Warriors, improving the club to a 23-7-2 record which ranks first overall in the league. He allowed two goals or less in 10 of his 12 appearances during the month.


The 28 year old opened the month making 21 saves in a 7-1 win against Gwinnett on Dec. 2. He then made 26 saves in a 2-0 shutout against South Carolina on Dec. 4. After making 35 saves in a 5-1 win over Gwinnett on Dec. 5 and 25 saves in a 5-2 victory over Florida on Dec. 11, Grumet-Morris made 20 saves in his second shutout of the month against Gwinnett on Dec. 17. He tied his season high with 35 saves in a 4-3 win at South Carolina on Dec. 29.


Grumet-Morris leads the league with a goals-against average of 1.93 and 15 wins (15-4-1), while ranking second with a .933 save percentage. Grumet-Morris won the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the weeks ending Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 becoming just the third goaltender in the award’s history to win in back-to-back weeks.


Since 2005, Grumet-Morris has appeared in 29 American Hockey League games with Portland, Hamilton, Milwaukee, Manitoba, Connecticut and San Antonio where he has a record of 8-13-5. He has appeared in two games for Connecticut this season with a record of 0-1-0, a goals-against average of 1.32 and a save percentage of .935.


Runners-Up: Bobby Goepfert, Florida (6-2-1, 2.40 GAA, .922 save pct.); Ben Scrivens, Reading (4-0-0, 1.71 GAA, .936 save pct.) and Jared DeMichiel, South Carolina (5-1-0, 2.22 GAA, .916 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Josh Tordjman (Bakersfield), Ryan Nie (Kalamazoo), Joe Fallon (Las Vegas), Beau Erickson (Ontario), Thomas McCollum (Toledo), Andrew Engelage (Utah) and David Shantz (Victoria).




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