Martin named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Joel Martin of the Kalamazoo Wings is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Nov. 3-9. It is the fourth time in Martin’s career that he was won the weekly honor.


Martin went 2-0-0 with a 1.44 goals-against average and a save percentage of .933 in two appearances last week.


The 32-year-old turned aside 23 shots in a 3-2 victory against Elmira on Friday then made 19 saves, and stopped all four shootout attempts, in a 2-1 shootout win against the Jackals on Saturday.


A native of Three Hills, Alberta, Martin is 5-1-1 in eight appearances this year with a 2.92 goals-against average. His five wins are tied for third in the league.


Martin has appeared in 193 career ECHL games with Columbus, Trenton, Elmira, Augusta and Kalamazoo posting an overall record of 98-70-19 with three shutouts, a 2.98 goals-against average and a save percentage of .907. During the 2012-13 season, he set an ECHL record by playing 3,739 minutes while his 63 games played and 2,051 saves are second all-time in a single season in league history.


He has also seen action in 22 career games in the American Hockey League with Cleveland, Norfolk, Syracuse and Bridgeport.      


Runners Up: Ty Rimmer, Bakersfield (2-0-0, 2.50 GAA, .924 save pct.), Travis Fullerton, Elmira (1-0-1, 1.44 GAA, .945 save pct.) and Evan Mosher, Quad City (1-0-1, 1.92 GAA, .952 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Trevor Cann (Brampton), Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Mark Guggenberger (Gwinnett), Olivier Roy (Idaho), John Griggs (Missouri), Jussi Olkinuora (Ontario), Kent Patterson (Orlando), Jared Coreau (Toledo) and Joe Howe (Utah).




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