Reading’s Dalton named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J.- Matt Dalton of the Reading Royals is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 14-20.


The 24 year old was 3-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.97 goals-against average and a .974 save percentage in three appearances for the Royals who improved their league-best record to 34-13-5 for 73 points.


Dalton recorded his third shutout of the season with 48 saves in a 1-0 win over Wheeling on Friday and then made 27 saves in a 3-1 victory against the Nailers on Saturday. He ended the week with 37 saves in a 5-2 win against Elmira on Sunday.


The Clinton, Ontario native is 14-6-1 in 21 appearances with the Royals this season with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage which ranks second in the league. Dalton has also appeared in 16 AHL games with Providence going 7-9-0 with two shutouts, a 3.20 goals-against average and a save percentage of .894.


As a rookie last season, Dalton saw action in 46 regular-season games with the Royals posting a 22-20-4 record with one shutout, a 3.47 goals-against average and a save percentage of .906. In 16 Kelly Cup Playoff games with Reading he went 10-6 with a 3.02 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.


Runners Up: Ryan Nie, Kalamazoo (2-0-1, 1.62 GAA, .950 save pct.) and Zane Kalemba, Stockton (2-1-1, 1.22 GAA, .951 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Adam Courchaine (Alaska), Brian Stewart (Bakersfield), Jaroslav Janus (Florida), Michael Ouzas (Las Vegas), Shane Owen (South Carolina), Jimmy Spratt (Toledo), Tamio Stehrenberger (Utah) and David Shantz (Victoria).




Oct. 15-17Patrick KilleenWheeling Nailers
Oct. 18-24
Tyson SexsmithStockton Thunder
Oct. 25-31Nic RiopelGreenville Road Warriors
Nov. 1-7Bryan PittonStockton Thunder
Nov. 8-14Kellen BriggsOntario Reign
Nov. 15-21David ShantzVictoria Salmon Kings
Nov. 22-28Billy SauerGwinnett Gladiators
Nov. 29-Dec. 5Dov Grumet-MorrisGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 6-12Dov Grumet-MorrisGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 13-19Josh TordjmanBakersfield Condors
Dec. 20-26Josh TordjmanBakersfield Condors
Dec. 27-Jan. 2J.P. LamoureuxUtah Grizzlies
Jan. 3-9Andrew EngelageUtah Grizzlies
Jan. 10-16Ryan NieKalamazoo Wings
Jan. 17-23Joe FallonLas Vegas Wranglers
Jan. 24-30Peter DelmasWheeling Nailers
Jan. 31-Feb. 6Andrew EngelageUtah Grizzlies
Feb. 7-13David ShantzVictoria Salmon Kings