Jakaitis named CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Jeff Jakaitis of the South Carolina Stingrays is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Oct. 18-20.


It is the fifth time in Jakaitis’ ECHL career that he has received the weekly honor, which is tied for the second-most in League history.


The 30-year-old went 1-0-1 with a 1.93 goals-against average and a save percentage of .930 in two appearances last week.


Jakaitis made 26 saves in a season-opening 3-2 shootout loss at Reading on Saturday and then stopped 27 shots in a 3-2 win against the Royals on Sunday.


A native of Rochester, Minn., Jakaitis has appeared in 128 career ECHL games with South Carolina, Gwinnett, Charlotte and Columbia posting an overall record of 61-41-20 with 13 shutouts, a 2.57 goals-against average and a save percentage of .921. Jakaitis was the 2012 ECHL Goaltender of the Year while with Gwinnett, and tied the ECHL record with three consecutive shutouts from Dec. 17-28, 2011.


Jakaitis has also posted a 5-3-1 record in 10 career American Hockey League games with Portland and Worcester.


Runners Up: Joni Ortio, Alaska (1-1-0, 1.01 GAA, .944 save pct.) and Brian Foster, Stockton (1-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Tyler Bunz (Bakersfield), Scott Darling (Cincinnati), John Muse (Fort Wayne), Chris Rawlings (Gwinnett), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Travis Fullerton (Las Vegas), Michael Hutchinson (Ontario), Mac Carruth (Toledo), Igor Bobkov (Utah) and Mike Condon (Wheeling).