South Carolina’s Grubauer named ECHL Goalie of the Month

PRINCETON, N.J – Philipp Grubauer of the South Carolina Stingrays has been named the ECHL Goaltender of the Month for November. 


Grubauer was 6-1-1 with one shutout, a 1.73 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage in eight appearances for the Stingrays in November.


He opened the month with three straight victories, including a 26-save performance in a 1-0 shutout of Toledo on Nov. 5. He also finished the month with three consecutive victories over Gwinnett, including stopping 35 of 36 shots in a 6-1 win on Nov. 20. 


The 20-year-old is tied for second in the ECHL this season with nine wins. Grubauer is second in the league with a 1.80 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage.


A native of Rosenheim, Germany, Grubauer was named ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Nov. 6. A fourth-round selection (112th overall) by the Washington Capitals in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Grubauer has played in 11 games with the Stingrays this season, posting a record of 9-1-1. Prior to this season, he spent three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, compiling a record of 52-36-10 in 105 games with Belleville, Windsor, and Kingston.


Runners-Up: Darcy Kuemper, Ontario (5-1-0, 1.67 GAA, .946 save pct.) and Olivier Roy, Stockton (3-1-2, 2.09 GAA, .935 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Adam Courchaine (Alaska), Rob Nolan (Chicago), Kyle Jones (Colorado), Brian Stewart (Elmira), Nic Riopel (Greenville), Jeff Jakaitis (Gwinnett), Maxime Clermont (Kalamazoo), Joe Fallon (Las Vegas), Joe Palmer (Reading), Carter Hutton (Toledo), Andrew Engelage (Utah) and Peter Delmas (Wheeling).




Gerald ColemanAlaska Aces