Goalie of the Month

Muse named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Month

John Muse of the Reading Royals has been selected as the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Month for January.

 

The 29-year-old went 9-2-0 with one shutout, a 1.97 goals-against average and a save percentage of .940 in 11 appearances during the month.

 

A native of East Falmouth, Massachusetts, Muse allowed two goals or less in seven of his 11 appearances while making at least 28 saves in eight games. He made a career-high 47 saves in a 4-3 win against Brampton on Jan. 20, while turning aside 42 shots in a 3-2 victory against the Beast on Jan. 5 and making 40 saves in a 6-2 win at Manchester on Jan. 14. Twice during the month, he was named the ECHL Goaltender of the Week.

 

Under contract with Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League, Muse has appeared in 23 games for the Royals this season and is tied for the ECHL lead with two shutouts, is second with a .932 save percentage, tied for third with 17 wins and fourth with a 2.25 goals-against average.

 

Muse, who captured the 2012 Kelly Cup title with Florida, has seen action in 76 career ECHL games with Reading, Elmira, Fort Wayne and Florida posting an overall record of 44-21-11 with three shutouts, a 2.74 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. In 162 career AHL appearances with Lehigh Valley, Rochester, Texas, Charlotte and Portland he has gone 78-58-6 with eight shutouts, a 2.65 goals-against average and a save percentage of .914.

 

Prior to turning pro, Muse played four seasons at Boston College where he was a two-time National Champion (2008 and 2010) and set school records for saves (3,696) and games played (144).

           

Runners Up: Matej Machovsky, Toledo (5-1-0, 1.16 GAA, .958 save pct.) and Adam Morrison, Wheeling (7-0-1, 2.33 GAA, .933 save pct.)

           

Also Nominated: Michael Houser (Fort Wayne), Etienne Marcoux (Indy), Mackenzie Skapski (Orlando), Sean Maguire (Utah) and Shane Starrett (Wichita).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

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