Rays Jeff Jakaitis named ECHL Goalie of the Week

So this must be getting old for Stingrays goalie Jeff Jakaitis.

Jeff Jakaitis has been named the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of October 18-20.


The weekly award is Jakaitis’ fifth of his career, which is tied for second-most in League history.

The Rochester, Minnesota, native went 1-0-1 with a 1.93 goals-against average and a save percentage of .930 in two appearances last week against the Reading Royals. He made 26 saves in a season-opening 3-2 shootout loss Saturday then stopped 27 shots in a 3-2 win Sunday evening.

Jakaitis, 30, has appeared in 128 career ECHL games with South Carolina, Gwinnett, Charlotte and Columbia posting an overall record of 61-41-20 with 13 shutouts, a 2.57 goals-against average and a save percentage of .921. Jakaitis was the 2012 ECHL Goaltender of the Year while with Gwinnett and tied the ECHL record with three consecutive shutouts from Dec. 17-28, 2011.

Pretty good weekend for the Rays, which took three of four points from Reading, the defending Kelly Cup champions.

Will have more on the blog tomorrow after I stop by practice.

See you at The Rink,


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