PRINCETON, N.J. – Nick Boucher of Pee Dee is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Saver of the Week for November 22-28.
Playing with an injury to the thumb on his blocker hand, the 23-year-old Boucher started and won three games in four nights to help Pee Dee move to within one point of East Division leader Charlotte.
Starting in place of Sebastien Laplante, who is on injured reserve, the 5-11 and 175-pound Boucher made 19 saves in regulation and one save in overtime before stopping seven of nine shooters in the shootout of a 3-2 win at Augusta on Wednesday. After stopping 26 shots in a 3-1 win against rival South Carolina on Friday, Boucher made 31 saves in a 3-2 win against Charlotte.
Boucher has started four consecutive games for Pee Dee, going 3-0-1 to improve to 5-2-2 while lowering his goals-against average to 2.30 and raising his save percentage to .921. He has won his last two starts at home and is 3-0-1 with a goals-against average of 1.22 and a save percentage of .957 in four home games.