Lerg named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Jeff Lerg of the Toledo Walleye is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 16-22.


Lerg went 3-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.65 goals-against average and a save percentage of .975 in three appearances last week, helping the Walleye extend their unbeaten streak to eight games (7-0-1).


The 28-year-old stopped all 21 shots he faced in a 3-0 win at Elmira on Monday, made 34 saves in a 3-1 victory against Missouri on Friday and stopped 22 shots in a 2-1 shootout win against Florida on Sunday.


A native of Livonia, Mich., Lerg is 27-7-2 in 37 appearances with Toledo this season. His 27 wins are are tied for second in the league while he is tied for second with four shutouts, fourth with a 2.29 goals-against average and tied for fourth with a .921 save percentage.


Lerg has appeared in 66 career ECHL games with Toledo and Trenton posting an overall record of 41-20-4 with four shutouts, a 2.74 goals-against average and a save percentage of .910.


During his junior career, he was named the USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year in 2004-05 after leading the United States Hockey League with a 2.16 goals-against average in 52 games with Omaha. He also enjoyed a four-year career at Michigan State University from 2005-09, and helped to lead the Spartans to the 2007 National Championship.


Runner Up: Igor Bobkov, Utah (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .968 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Chris Rawlings (Idaho), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Garret Sparks (Orlando), Jeff Jakaitis (South Carolina) and Franky Palazzese (Wheeling).




Oct. 17-19Joe CannataOntario Reign
Oct. 20-26Jeff MalcolmGreenville Road Warriors
Oct. 27-Nov. 2Allen YorkFlorida Everblades
Nov. 3-9Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
Nov. 10-16Riley GillAllen Americans
Nov. 17-23Shane OwenStockton Thunder
Nov. 24-30Trevor CannBrampton Beast
Dec. 1-7Jeff JakaitisSouth Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 8-14Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
Dec. 15-21Jason MissiaenGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 22-28Sam BrittainCincinnati Cyclones
Dec. 29-Jan. 4Olivier RoyIdaho Steelheads
Jan. 5-11Roman WillFort Wayne Komets
Jan. 12-18Ryan FaragherUtah Grizzlies
Jan. 19-25Mac CarruthIndy Fuel
Jan. 26-Feb. 1Connor KnappReading Royals
Feb. 2-8Garret SparksOrlando Solar Bears
Feb. 9-15Adam MorrisonSouth Carolina Stingrays
Feb. 16-22Igor BobkovUtah Grizzlies
Feb. 23-March 1Troy RedmannAlaska Aces
March 2-8Aaron CrandallColorado Eagles
March 9-15Jeff JakaitisSouth Carolina Stingrays