PRINCETON, N.J.- Ryan Nie of the Kalamazoo Wings is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 10-16. This is the fifth time in his career that Nie has won the ECHL Goaltender of the Week award.
The 25 year old was 2-0-1 with a goals-against average of 1.66 and a save percentage of .943 in three appearances last week.
Nie opened the week with 24 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss at Cincinnati on Wednesday. He turned aside 30 of 31 shots in a 2-1 win at South Division-leading Greenville on Saturday and ended the week with 28 saves in a 3-1 win at South Carolina on Sunday.
The Naticoke, Ontario native has appeared in 26 games for the K-Wings this season posting a 12-10-4 record with one shutout, a 3.19 goals-against average and a save percentage of .899.
Nie led the ECHL last season with 28 wins and was third in the league with 26 wins with Johnstown in 2007-08. In 159 ECHL games with Johnstown, Elmira, Bakersfield, Cincinnati and Kalamazoo he is 88-47-12 with 10 shutouts, a 3.00 goals-against average and a save percentage of .899.
Prior to turning pro, Nie played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with Plymouth, Toronto and Sarnia. In 130 games he was 51-54-15 with five shutouts, a 2.93 goals-against average and a save percentage of .911.
|Oct. 15-17||Patrick Killeen||Wheeling Nailers|
|Oct. 18-24||Tyson Sexsmith||Stockton Thunder|
|Oct. 25-31||Nic Riopel||Greenville Road Warriors|
|Nov. 1-7||Bryan Pitton||Stockton Thunder|
|Nov. 8-14||Kellen Briggs||Ontario Reign|
|Nov. 15-21||David Shantz||Victoria Salmon Kings|
|Nov. 22-28||Billy Sauer||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|Nov. 29-Dec. 5||Dov Grumet-Morris||Greenville Road Warriors|
|Dec. 6-12||Dov Grumet-Morris||Greenville Road Warriors|
|Dec. 13-19||Josh Tordjman||Bakersfield Condors|
|Dec. 20-26||Josh Tordjman||Bakersfield Condors|
|Dec. 27-Jan. 2||J.P. Lamoureux||Utah Grizzlies|
|Jan. 3-9||Andrew Engelage||Utah Grizzlies|