Stockton’s Sexsmith named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Photo Courtesy Sean Blair

PRINCETON, N.J.- Tyson Sexsmith of the Stockton Thunder is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 14-20. He also won the award for the week ending Oct. 24.


The 22 year old was 3-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.97 goals-against average and a .964 save percentage in three appearances last week for the Thunder, who moved into first place in the Pacific Division with an overall record of 34-22-10 for 78 points.


Sexsmith made 29 saves in regulation and overtime, and stopped all seven attempts in the shootout, helping lead the Thunder to a 3-2 win over Idaho on Friday. He followed that up with 23 saves in a 5-1 victory against the Steelheads on Saturday and ended the week with 29 saves in a 4-0 win against Idaho on Sunday.


The Calgary, Alberta native has appeared in 12 games for Stockton this season posting a 7-2-2 record with one shutout, a 2.49 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage. He has also seen action in six games with Worcester of the AHL going 2-3-1 with a 2.94 goals-against average and a save percentage of .902.


A third-round selection (91st overall) of the San Jose Sharks in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Sexsmith appeared in two games with Kalamazoo in 2009-10 posting a 2-0-0 record, a 2.50 goals-against average and a save percentage of .932 while also appearing in 13 games with Worcester.


Prior to turning pro, he played for Medicine Hat and Vancouver of the Western Hockey League, and is that league’s all-time leader with 26 shutouts, and helped to lead Vancouver to the 2007 Memorial Cup title.


Runners Up: Gerald Coleman, Alaska (3-1-0, 1.14 GAA, .953 save pct.), Bobby Goepfert, Florida (2-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .956 save pct.) and Daren Machesney, Reading (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .975 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Riley Gill (Kalamazoo), Jase Weslosky (Ontario), Shane Owen (South Carolina), Thomas McCollum (Toledo) 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
Feb. 14-20Matt DaltonReading Royals
Feb. 21-27Nic RiopelGreenville Road Warriors
Feb. 28-March 6Chris CarrozziGwinnett Gladiators
March 7-13Marco CousineauElmira Jackals