Houser named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Michael Houser of the Cincinnati Cyclones is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 25-March 3.


The 20-year-old went 3-0-0 with a 2.33 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage in three appearances last week.


Houser made 30 saves in a 7-4 win against Trenton on Tuesday, stopped 37 shots in a 3-2 victory at Kalamazoo on Friday and turned aside 29 shots in a 4-1 win over the K-Wings on Saturday.


A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Houser has won each of his last six starts and is 9-2-0 in his last 11 decisions. The first-year pro has appeared in 18 games with the Cyclones this season posting a record of 13-5-0 with one shutout, a 2.39 goals-against average and a save percentage of .929.


Under contract to the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League, Houser spent the previous three seasons with London of the Ontario Hockey League appearing in 141 games with a record of 93-38-7 with seven shutouts, a 2.90 goals-against average and a save percentage of .912. He was named OHL Goaltender of the Year and Most Outstanding Player last season after winning a career-high 46 games and leading the Knights to the OHL championship.


Runners Up: Gerald Coleman, Alaska (2-0-0, 0.50 GAA, .980 save pct.), Jeff Deslauriers, Fort Wayne (2-0-1, 1.86 GAA, .935 save pct.) and Josh Robinson, Idaho (1-0-1, 0.96 GAA, .967 save pct).    


Also Nominated: Adam Brown (Colorado), Ian Keserich (Elmira), Jody O’Neill (Gwinnett), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Joe Fallon (Las Vegas), Chris Carrozzi (Ontario), Zoltan Hetenyi (Orlando), Riley Gill (Reading), Ryan Zapolski (South Carolina) and Jordan Pearce (Toledo).



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
Nov. 19-25Thomas HeemskerkSan Francisco Bulls
Nov. 26-Dec. 2Ryan ZapolskiSouth Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 3-9Cody ReichardStockton Thunder
Dec. 10-16Nathan LieuwenGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 17-23Peter DelmasWheeling Nailers
Dec. 24-30Ryan ZapolskiSouth Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 31-Jan. 6Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
Jan. 7-13Pat NagleFlorida Everblades
Jan. 14-20John CurryOrlando Solar Bears
Jan. 21-27Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
Jan. 28-Feb. 3Kent SimpsonToledo Walleye
Feb. 4-10Joe FallonLas Vegas Wranglers
Feb. 11-17Brian StewartBakersfield Condors
Feb. 18-24Ryan ZapolskiSouth Carolina Stingrays