ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that goaltender Martin Ouellette has been selected as the CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Feb. 4-10. It is the fourth time in his career that he has received the weekly honor, and the fifth time in club history that a goaltender has been named Goaltender of the Week.
Ouellette, 27, went 3-0-0 with a 1.59 goals-against average and a save percentage of .944 in three appearances against Jacksonville last week.
The netminder stopped 27 shots in a 3-2 shootout victory on Wednesday, made 27 saves in a 2-1 victory on Friday and turned aside 30 shots in a 3-2 overtime road win on Saturday.
Under an American Hockey League contract with the Syracuse Crunch, Ouellette is 14-6-1 in 21 appearances with the Solar Bears this season with one shutout, a 2.78 goals-against average and a save percentage of .914.
The 6-foot-1, 161-pound goalie is 96-44-11 in 155 career ECHL appearances with Orlando, Florida and Reading with 10 shutouts, a 2.47 goals-against average and a save percentage of .914. He is 12-5-2 in 23 career AHL games with Syracuse and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms with a 2.18 goals-against average and a save percentage of .929.
Prior to turning pro, Ouellette played four seasons at the University of Maine, where he appeared in 82 career games and went 28-33-14 with seven shutouts, a 2.52 goals-against average and a save percentage of .929.
Ouellette was a seventh-round selection (#184 overall) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Solar Bears CCM / ECHL Goaltender of the Week History:
Martin Ouellette – Feb. 4-10, 2019
Cal Heeter – Nov. 20-26, 2017
Garret Sparks – Feb. 2-8, 2015
John Curry – Nov. 4-10, 2013
John Curry – Jan. 14-20, 2013
NEXT GAMES: The Solar Bears remain on the road but stay in the Sunshine State when they face the Florida Everblades on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Hertz Arena. Orlando’s next home game is Single & Mingle Night against the Icemen on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE to purchase a Single & Mingle Night package that includes a ticket to the game, one drink ticket and access to an exclusive Single & Mingle pregame mixer before the game.
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2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale:
Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at Ticketmaster.com.
2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:
Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.
About the Orlando Solar Bears:
The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In six seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs four times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.
Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.