Railers goaltender Evan Buitenhuis named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 11-17
Buitenhuis recorded his first pro shutout Saturday with 47 saves in a 1-0 win at Tulsa
WORCESTER, MA– The Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC), proud ECHL(@ECHL) affiliate of the New York Islanders (@NYIslanders), and Railers HC Head Coach and General Manager Jamie Russell(@JamieRusell18) has announced goaltender Evan Buitenhuis has been selected as the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Feb. 11-17.
Buitenhuis went 2-0-0 with a 1.09 goals-against average and a save percentage of .973 in three appearances last week.
The 26-year-old stopped made 34 saves in a 6-2 win at Allen on Friday, stopped all 47 shots he faced in a 1-0 win at Tulsa on Saturday to post his first professional shutout, and stopped 30 of the 31 shots he faced in a relief effort on Sunday in a 6-3 loss to Oilers.
Under an American Hockey League contract with Bridgeport, Buitenhuis is 9-8-4 in 25 appearances with the Railers this season and leads the ECHL with a .931 save percentage while ranking second in the league with a 2.20 goals-against average.
Prior to turning pro, Buitenhuis played four seasons at Hamilton College, where he appeared in 68 career games and went 39-16-12 with 10 shutouts, a 1.67 goals-against average and a save percentage of .944.
What’s on tap – ROAD TRIP!
The Railers season long seven game road trip continues Wednesday, Feb 20 with a 7pm (ET) faceoff in Manchester, NH vs. the Monarchs. Coverage begins at 6:35pm (ET) on 98.9 NASH Icon.
The Railers Tavern located behind the DCU Center provides hockey fans with a great pregame and postgame atmosphere all season long. Watch all road games broadcast live at Nonna’s (FRI, SAT, SUN) or Railers Tavern (MON-THU) or watch on ECHLTV.com for a small fee. Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICON with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Eric Lindquist and Tom Matthews. Full season memberships, mini plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting www.RailersHC.com.
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