Heemskerk named Reebok Hockey Goalie of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Thomas Heemskerk of the San Francisco Bulls is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Nov. 19-25.

The 21-year-old went 3-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and a save percentage of .925 last week, helping the Bulls extend their winning streak to four games.

Heemskerk made 16 saves in a 4-2 win at Bakersfield on Tuesday, stopped 28 shots in a 6-1 victory against Ontario on Friday and closed the week with 34 saves in a 6-3 win over Stockton on Saturday.

A native of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Heemskerk is 7-7-0 this season with a 3.44 goals-against average and a save percentage of .899. He has gone 5-1-0 in his last six starts, and leads the ECHL with 908 minutes played and 462 saves.

Heemskerk, who is under contract to the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League, has appeared in 41 career ECHL games with San Francisco and Stockton, posting an overall record of 20-19-1 with a 3.33 goals-against average and a save percentage of .895. He also has seen action in four American Hockey League games with Worcester, where he is 0-1-0 with a 2.14 goals-against average and a save percentage of .921.

Prior to turning pro, Heemskerk played four seasons with Kootenay, Everett and Moose Jaw of the Western Hockey League posting an overall record of 91-58-19 with nine shutouts, a 2.81 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage.

Runners Up: Josh Robinson, Idaho (2-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .948 save pct.) and Jordan Pearce, Toledo (2-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .937 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Gerald Coleman (Alaska), Adam Brown (Colorado), Paul Karpowich (Evansville), Ken Reiter (Fort Wayne), Bryan Hince (Greenville), Mike Lee (Gwinnett), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Mitch O’Keefe (Las Vegas), Chris Carrozzi (Ontario), Hannu Toivonen (Orlando), Philipp Grubauer (Reading), Ryan Zapolski (South Carolina) and Scott Darling (Wheeling).



Oct. 12-14 Marc CheverieElmira Jackals
Oct. 15-21Josh RobinsonIdaho Steelheads
Oct. 22-28Mike LeeGwinnett Gladiators
Oct. 29-Nov. 4Chris CarrozziOntario Reign
Nov. 5-11Mike LeeGwinnett Gladiators
Nov. 12-18 Philipp GrubauerReading Royals