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).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEKGOALIETEAM
   
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