Kalamazoo’s Nie Named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender Of The Week

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.


Runners Up: Bobby Goepfert, Florida (2-0-0, 1.46 GAA, .959 save pct.) and Joe Fallon, Las Vegas (4-1-0, 2.41 GAA, .919 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Brian Stewart (Bakersfield), Marco Cousineau (Elmira), Bryan Pitton (Stockton), Joe Palmer (Toledo) and David Shantz (Victoria).




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Tyson SexsmithStockton Thunder
Oct. 25-31Nic RiopelGreenville Road Warriors
Nov. 1-7Bryan PittonStockton Thunder
Nov. 8-14Kellen BriggsOntario Reign
Nov. 15-21David ShantzVictoria Salmon Kings
Nov. 22-28Billy SauerGwinnett Gladiators
Nov. 29-Dec. 5Dov Grumet-MorrisGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 6-12Dov Grumet-MorrisGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 13-19Josh TordjmanBakersfield Condors
Dec. 20-26Josh TordjmanBakersfield Condors
Dec. 27-Jan. 2J.P. LamoureuxUtah Grizzlies
Jan. 3-9Andrew EngelageUtah Grizzlies