Reichard is ECHL Goalie of the Week

Tuesday, 12.11.12 / 2:26 PM
By Stockton Thunder Staff

Rookie netminder posted first career shutout last week vs. Las Vegas

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, announced in conjunction with the ECHL that Thunder goaltender Cody Reichard (RIGH-card) has been named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 3-9.

Cody Reichard was 2-0-1 last week with a .966 save percentage. (photo by Asvitt Photography)

Reichard, 25, went 2-0-1 with one shutout, a 1.30 goals-against average and a save percentage of .966 in three appearances last week.

He totaled 38 saves in a 3-1 win against Las Vegas on Tuesday and then posted his first career shutout with 38 saves in a 1-0 victory over the Wranglers on Wednesday.

Reichard ended the week with 39 saves in a 4-3 shootout loss at Las Vegas on Saturday, helping the Thunder run its streak to five consecutive games without a regulation loss.

THUNDER ALL-TIME ECHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK SELECTIONS

1. Jake Moreland – January 31, 2006
2. Andrew Perugini – March 3, 2009
3. Bryan Pitton – December 29, 2009
4. Bryan Pitton – February 2, 2010
5. Andrew Perugini – February 16, 2010
6. Tyson Sexsmith – October 26, 2010
7. Bryan Pitton – November 9, 2010
8. Tyson Sexsmith – March 22, 2011
9. Olivier Roy – November 22, 2011
10. Olivier Roy – January 10, 2012
11. Cody Reichard – December 11, 2012

A native of Celina, Ohio, Reichard has appeared in nine games with the Thunder this season posting a record of 5-1-2 with one shutout, a 2.57 goals-against average and a save percentage of .915.

Reichard played the previous four seasons at Miami University, appearing in 92 career games with an overall record of 53-24-9 with 12 shutouts, a 2.10 goals-against average and a save percentage of .912. As a sophomore in 2009-10, he was the CCHA Player of the Year, a first-team All-CCHA selection, second team West All-American and one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award.

Runners Up: Kyle Jones, Colorado (2-0-0, 1.01 GAA, .968 save pct.), Philipp Grubauer, Reading (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .956 save pct.) and Ryan Zapolski, South Carolina (3-0-0, 1.49 GAA, .951 save pct.).

A two time recipient of the ECHL “Award of Excellence,” the Thunder led the ECHL in attendance for four consecutive seasons and drew over 200,000 fans for the seventh consecutive season in 2011-12. Season Tickets, Group Tickets and Mini-Plans for 2012-13 are on sale now. For more information about tickets, merchandise, or other inquiries contact the Stockton Thunder offices at (209) 373-1500 or visit www.StocktonThunder.com.

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