Greenville’s Riopel named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J.- Nic Riopel of the Greenville Road Warriors is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 21-27. He also won the award for the week of Oct. 25-31.  


The 22 year old was 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 1.00 goals-against average and a .959 save percentage in two appearances appearances for the Road Warriors who improved their South Division leading record to 35-20-3 for 73 points.

Riopel recorded his second shutout of the season with 24 saves in a 3-0 win over Toledo on Saturday and then made 23 saves in a 4-2 victory against Wheeling on Sunday.

The Beloiel, Quebec native has appeared in 29 games for the Road Warriors this season posting a 17-11-1 record with two shutouts, a 2.78 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. He has also seen action in 11 AHL games with Adirondack going 3-7-0 with a 3.55 goals-against average and an .874 save percentage.

A fifth-round selection (142nd overall) of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Riopel went 4-6-0 with a goals-against average of 3.35 and a save percentage of .893 in 10 games with Adirondack last season. Riopel also made 168 appearances for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Junior Major Hockey League from 2006-2010 going 94-47-14 with 10 shutouts, a 2.59 goals-against average and a save percentage of .915.

Runners Up: Adam Courchaine, Alaska (2-0-1, 2.59 GAA, .911 save pct.) and Brian Stewart, Bakersfield (2-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .931 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Marco Cousineau (Elmira), Adrien Lemay (Idaho), Ryan Nie (Kalamazoo), Mike Zacharias (Ontario), Shane Owen (South Carolina), Thomas McCollum (Toledo), Tamio Stehrenberger (Utah) and David Shantz (Victoria).




Oct. 15-17Patrick KilleenWheeling Nailers
Oct. 18-24
Tyson SexsmithStockton Thunder
Oct. 25-31Nic RiopelGreenville Road Warriors
Nov. 1-7Bryan PittonStockton Thunder
Nov. 8-14Kellen BriggsOntario Reign
Nov. 15-21David ShantzVictoria Salmon Kings
Nov. 22-28Billy SauerGwinnett Gladiators
Nov. 29-Dec. 5Dov Grumet-MorrisGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 6-12Dov Grumet-MorrisGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 13-19Josh TordjmanBakersfield Condors
Dec. 20-26Josh TordjmanBakersfield Condors
Dec. 27-Jan. 2J.P. LamoureuxUtah Grizzlies
Jan. 3-9Andrew EngelageUtah Grizzlies
Jan. 10-16Ryan NieKalamazoo Wings
Jan. 17-23Joe FallonLas Vegas Wranglers
Jan. 24-30Peter DelmasWheeling Nailers
Jan. 31-Feb. 6Andrew EngelageUtah Grizzlies
Feb. 7-13David ShantzVictoria Salmon Kings
Feb. 14-20Matt DaltonReading Royals