Olkinuora named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Jussi Olkinuora of the Tulsa Oilers is the
CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for April 4-9. It is the second time in his career that he has reeived the weekly honor.

The 25-year-old went 4-0-0 with a 0.99 goals-against average and a save percentage of .959 in four appearances last week.

Olkinuora stopped 22 shots in a 4-1 win at Missouri on Tuesday, made 28 saves in a 5-1 victory at Wichita on Wednesday, had 30 saves in a 2-1 win at Wichita on Friday and stopped 17 shots in a 2-1 victory over the Thunder on Saturday.

Under contract with Manitoba of the American Hockey League, Olkinuora appeared in 26 games for the Oilers this season with a record of 14-9-2, a 2.52 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. He also saw action in six games with Manitoba.

A native of Helsinki, Finland, Olkinuora has appeared in 96 career ECHL games with Tulsa and Ontario posting an overall record of 55-29-9 with two shutouts, a 2.61 goals-against average and a save percentage of .907. He has 21 games of AHL experience with St. John’s and Manitoba.

Prior to turning pro, he played two seasons at the University of Denver and one season with Sioux Falls in the United States Hockey League.

Runner Up: Casey DeSmith, Wheeling (2-0-0, 1.34 GAA, .944 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Pat Nagle (Fort Wayne), Jake Paterson (Toledo) and Mark Owuya (Utah).


Oct. 16-18Josh RobinsonMissouri Mavericks
Oct. 19-25Adam MorrisonGreenville Swamp Rabbits
Oct. 26-Nov. 1Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
Nov. 2-8Ryan FaragherUtah Grizzlies
Nov. 9-15Vitek VanecekSouth Carolina Stingrays
Nov. 16-22Steve MichalekQuad City Mallards
Nov. 23-29Marek LanghamerRapid City Rush
Nov. 30-Dec. 6Ty RimmerNorfolk Admirals
Dec. 7-13Eric LevineColorado Eagles
Dec. 14-20Jeff LergToledo Walleye
Dec. 21-27Branden KommSouth Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 28-Jan. 3Pat NagleFort Wayne Komets
Jan. 4-10Shane OwenIndy Fuel
Jan. 11-17Kent SimpsonAdirondack Thunder
Jan. 18-24Jack CampbellIdaho Steelheads
Jan. 25-31Jake PatersonToledo Walleye
Feb. 1-7Pat NagleFort Wayne Komets
Feb. 8-14Jack CampbellIdaho Steelheads
Feb. 15-21Danny BattochioRapid City Rush
Feb. 22-28Joel RumpelAllen Americans
Feb. 29-March 6Alain ValiquetteGreenville Swamp Rabbits
March 7-13Vitek VanecekSouth Carolina Stingrays
March 14-20David ShantzWichita Thunder
March 21-27Brody HoffmanQuad City Mallards
March 28-April 3Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings