Lieuwen named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Nathan Lieuwen of the Greenville Road Warriors is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 10-16.


The 21-year-old went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.50 goals-against average and a save percentage of .983 in two appearances last week helping the Road Warriors extend their winning streak to four games.


Lieuwen made 26 saves to record his first pro shutout in a 6-0 win at South Carolina on Tuesday and followed that up with 31 saves in a 3-1 victory against Gwinnett on Thursday. He had a shutout streak of 147:20 snapped with 36 seconds remaining in the game.


A native of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Lieuwen has appeared in 19 games for Greenville this season posting a record of 10-7-1 with one shutout, a 3.01 goals-against average and a save percentage of .900. He ranks third in the ECHL with 506 saves and is fourth with 1,116 minutes played.


Under contract to the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, Lieuwen spent the previous five seasons with Kootenay of the Western Hockey League. He appeared in 178 career games with the Ice posting an overall record of 85-59-15 with nine shutouts, a 2.77 goals-against average and a save percentage of .903.


Runners Up: John Muse, Florida (3-1-0, 2.28 GAA, .928 save pct.), Thomas Heemskerk, San Francisco (2-0-0, 1.98 GAA, .937 save pct.) and Jordan Pearce, Toledo (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .957 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Mark Guggenberger (Alaska), Adam Brown (Colorado), Paul Dainton (Evansville), Charlie Effinger (Fort Wayne), Louis Domingue (Gwinnett), Josh Robinson (Idaho), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Mark Owuya (Las Vegas), Chris Carrozzi (Ontario), Philipp Grubauer (Reading), Jeff Jakaitis (South Carolina) and Cody Reichard (Stockton).



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