Goalie of the Month

Houser named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Month

Michael Houser of the Fort Wayne Komets has been selected as the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Month for December.

 

The 25-year-old went 9-1-0 with two shutouts, a 1.92 goals-against average and a save percentage of .936 in 11 appearances during the month.

 

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Houser allowed two goals or less in 9 of his 10 starts in December and made at least 28 saves in seven games. He turned aside 40 shots in a 3-2 win at Wheeling on Dec. 30 and made 45 saves in a 5-2 victory at Indy on Dec. 16.

 

Under contract with Tucson of the American Hockey League, Houser has appeared in 24 games for the Komets this season with a record of 14-6-2 with two shutouts, a 2.72 goals-against average and a save percentage of .908.

 

Houser has seen action in 122 career ECHL games with Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and Manchester posting an overall record of 68-40-10 with seven shutouts, a 2.58 goals-against average and a save percentage of .916. He has also appeared in 72 career AHL games with Cleveland, Ontario and San Antonio posting a record of 32-26-4 with three shutouts, a 2.88 goals-against average and a save percentage of .901.

 

Prior to turning pro, Houser played three seasons with London of the Ontario Hockey League where he went 93-38-7 with seven shutouts, a 2.90 goals-against average and a save percentage of .912 while leading the Knights to the 2010 OHL title.

           

Runners Up: Martin Ouellette, Florida (5-1-0, 1.48 GAA, .932 save pct.), Etienne Marcoux, Indy (5-3-0, 2.07 GAA, .947 save pct.) and Jeff Jakaitis, South Carolina (4-2-0, 1.82 GAA, .929 save pct.)

           

Also Nominated: Jeremy Brodeur (Allen), Philippe Desrosiers (Idaho), Charles Williams (Manchester), Cal Heeter (Orlando), Mark Dekanich (Reading), Matej Machovsky (Toledo), Jake Hildebrand (Tulsa) and Kevin Carr (Utah).

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MONTHPLAYERTEAM
MarchTomas ShollIdaho Steelheads
MarchPat NagleToledo Walleye
JanuaryJohn MuseReading Royals
DecemberMichael HouserFort Wayne Komets
NovemberPat NagleToledo Walleye
OctoberDevin WilliamsTulsa Oilers
MarchJ.P. AndersonAdirondack Thunder
FebruaryClarke SaundersColorado Eagles
JanuarySean MaguireWheeling Nailers
DecemberRiley GillAllen Americans
NovemberRyan MassaOrlando Solar Bears
OctoberJamie PhillipsTulsa Oilers
MayVitek VanecekSouth Carolina Stingrays
FebruaryJack Campbell Idaho Steelheads