Valiquette named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Alain Valiquette of the Greenville Swamp Rabbits is the
CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 29-March 6.

The 25-year-old went 2-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .978 save percentage in two appearances against Atlanta last week.

Valiquette, who was acquired in a trade with Elmira on Thursday, made 46 saves in a 6-1 win on Saturday and turned aside 42 shots in a 4-1 victory on Sunday.

A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Valiquette appeared in two games with Elmira prior to being traded, earning the win in his first pro start on Feb. 27 at Wheeling.

Valiquette played four seasons in the CIS, the last three for Laurentian University, with a combined record of 25-36-0, a 3.28 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage. He also played four full seasons for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League where he posted a record of 50-67-6, four shutouts, a 3.28 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage. He helped lead the Wolves to the OHL Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2010-11, when he posted a career high 27 wins.

Runners Up: Andy Iles, Cincinnati (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .954 save pct.), Shane Owen, Elmira (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .927 save pct.) and Christoffer Bengtsberg, Evansville (2-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .938 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Spencer Martin (Fort Wayne), Braden Komm (Idaho), Jake Paterson (Toledo) and Ryan Faragher (Utah).



Oct. 16-18Josh RobinsonMissouri Mavericks
Oct. 19-25Adam MorrisonGreenville Swamp Rabbits
Oct. 26-Nov. 1Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
Nov. 2-8Ryan FaragherUtah Grizzlies
Nov. 9-15Vitek VanecekSouth Carolina Stingrays
Nov. 16-22Steve MichalekQuad City Mallards
Nov. 23-29Marek LanghamerRapid City Rush
Nov. 30-Dec. 6Ty RimmerNorfolk Admirals
Dec. 7-13Eric LevineColorado Eagles
Dec. 14-20Jeff LergToledo Walleye
Dec. 21-27Branden KommSouth Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 28-Jan. 3Pat NagleFort Wayne Komets
Jan. 4-10Shane OwenIndy Fuel
Jan. 11-17Kent SimpsonAdirondack Thunder
Jan. 18-24Jack CampbellIdaho Steelheads
Jan. 25-31Jake PatersonToledo Walleye
Feb. 1-7Pat NagleFort Wayne Komets
Feb. 8-14Jack CampbellIdaho Steelheads
Feb. 15-21Danny BattochioRapid City Rush
Feb. 22-28Joel RumpelAllen Americans