Gwinnett’s Zapolski named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Ryan Zapolski of the Gwinnett Gladiators is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 5-11.


The 25-year-old was 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.50 goals-against average and a save percentage of .985 in two appearances for the Gladiators last week.


Zapolski opened the week with 34 saves in a 3-1 win at Greenville on Tuesday and followed that up with 30 saves a 2-0 win against Cincinnati on Saturday for his second shutout of the season.


A native of Erie, Pa., Zapolski has appeared in 10 games with Gwinnett this season posting a 6-1-1 record with two shutouts, a 1.97 goals-against average and a save percentage of .932. Overall this season, he has seen action in 13 games with Gwinnett, Kalamazoo and Toledo going 8-2-1 with a 1.98 goals-against average and a save percentage of .933.


Prior to turning pro, Zapolski played four seasons at Mercyhurst College where he appeared in 109 games and went 48-43-11 with eight shutouts, a 2.77 goals-against average and a save percentage of .920.


Runners Up: Jerry Kuhn, Idaho (2-0-1, 2.21 GAA, .947 save pct.), Mitch O’Keefe, Las Vegas (2-0-0, 0.96 GAA, .963 save pct.) and Andrew Engelage, Utah (3-1-0, 2.22 GAA, .933 save pct.)


Also Nominated: James Reid (Alaska), Rob Madore (Chicago), Timo Pielmeier (Elmira), Maxime Clermont (Kalamazoo), Jean-Francois Berube (Ontario), Mark Owuya (Reading), Alec Richards (Toledo) and Peter Delmas (Wheeling).



Oct. 14-16 Gerald ColemanAlaska Aces
Oct. 17-23Gerald ColemanAlaska Aces
Oct. 24-30Andrew EngelageUtah Grizzlies
Oct. 31-Nov. 6Philipp GrubauerSouth Carolina Stingrays
Nov. 7-13Nic RiopelGreenville Road Warriors
Nov. 14-20Olivier RoyStockton Thunder
Nov. 21-27Darcy KuemperOntario Reign
Nov. 28-Dec. 4Brian StewartElmira Jackals
Dec. 5-11Jason MissiaenGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 12-18Jeff JakaitisGwinnett Gladiators
Dec. 19-25Jerry KuhnIdaho Steelheads
Dec. 26-Jan. 1
Jeff JakaitisGwinnett Gladiators
Jan. 2-8Olivier RoyStockton Thunder
Jan. 9-15Adam CourchaineAlaska Aces
Jan. 16-23Daren MachesneySouth Carolina Stingrays
Jan. 24-30Joe FallonLas Vegas Wranglers
Jan. 31-Feb. 5Peter DelmasWheeling Nailers
Feb. 6-12Alec RichardsToledo Walleye
Feb. 13-19Pat NagleFlorida Everblades
Feb. 20-26Adam CourchaineAlaska Aces
Feb. 27-March 4Jason MissiaenGreenville Road Warriors