Martin named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Joel Martin of the Kalamazoo Wings is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 8-14. Martin, who also won the award for the week ending Nov. 9, has won five weekly honors in his career, tied for the second most in ECHL history.


Martin went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.50 goals-against average and a save percentage of .986 in two appearances last week.


The 32-year-old turned aside 32 shots in a 4-1 win against Gwinnett on Wednesday and stopped all 27 shots he faced in a 2-0 victory over Toledo on Friday.


A native of Three Hills, Alberta, Martin has appeared in 18 games this season with a record of 8-6-2 with two shutouts, a 2.89 goals-against average and a save percentage of .903. He is second in the league with 468 saves and third with 1,037 minutes played.


Martin has appeared in 203 career ECHL games with Columbus, Trenton, Elmira, Augusta and Kalamazoo posting an overall record of 101-75-20 with seven shutouts, a 2.97 goals-against average and a save percentage of .908. 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: Martin Ouellette, Reading (2-0-0, 2.50 GAA, .937 save pct.), Adam Morrison, South Carolina (2-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .931 save pct.) and Neil Conway, Toledo (2-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .917 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Aaron Dell (Allen), Frans Tuohimaa (Bakersfield), Allen York (Florida), Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Jason Missiaen (Greenville), Olivier Roy (Idaho), Maxime Lagace (Missouri), Jussi Olkinuora (Ontario) and Igor Bobkov (Utah).




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