Gwinnett’s Sauer Named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender Of The Week

Photo Courtesy Dale Zanine/Gwinnett Gladiators

PRINCETON, N.J. – Billy Sauer of the Gwinnett Gladiators is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Nov. 22-28. He also won the award for the week of March 29-April 4, 2010. 


Sauer was 2-0-0 with a goals-against average of 1.00 and a save percentage of .971 in two appearances last week. He turned aside all 32 shots he faced in a 1-0 win at South Carolina on Friday and stopped 36 of 38 shots in a 5-2 win against Toledo on Saturday.


In eight games this season, Sauer is 5-2-1 and is second in the league in goals-against average (2.11) and save percentage (.936). 


A native of Rochester, New York, Sauer was a seventh round selection of the Colorado Avalanche in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.


As a rookie last season Sauer appeared in 14 ECHL games with Charlotte, Toledo, Las Vegas and Alaska going 8-3-1 with a 3.29 goals-against average and a save percentage of .894. He also saw action in 15 American Hockey League games with Lake Erie posting a record of 5-7-1 with a 3.09 goals-against average and a save percentage of .901.


Runners Up: Bobby Goepfert, Florida (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .969 save pct.), Michael Ouzas, Las Vegas (1-0-1, 0.48 GAA, ..986 save pct.) and J.P. Lamoureux, Utah (4-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .937 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Peter Hirsch (Bakersfield), Dov Grumet-Morris (Greenville), Mike Zacharias (Idaho), Ryan Nie (Kalamazoo), Matt Dalton (Reading) and Joe Palmer (Toledo).




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