Briggs Captures ECHL Goalie Of The Week

Ontario Reign netminder, Kellen Briggs, was rewarded for his stellar play in Alaska by being named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the week for November 8-14.

In Alaska, Briggs won three consecutive games for the Reign. He finished the three-game series with a .952 save percentage and a 1.66 goals-against average. He turned aside 94 of the 99 shots thrown his way, standing on his head all weekend.

Friday night, he started the series with 38 saves in a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory. Saturday, he stopped 31 shots in a 4-3 win and Sunday he completed the series sweep with 30 saves in a 2-1 victory.

Briggs returned to Ontario this season after spending last year with the Dresden Ice Lions in Germany’s second tier Bundesliga League where he went 23-22 with a 2.81 GAA. In 2008-09, he played in 12 games with the Reign, going 7-5 with a 2.43 GAA and a .927 SAV%. That same season, he also appeared in six games in the AHL with the Portland Pirates, finishing with a 3-3 record, a 2.85 GAA and .903 SAV%. In 2007-08, while with the Idaho Steelheads, he posted a 17-11-2 record with three shutouts, a 2.36 GAA and a .920 SAV% that earned him a trip to the ECHL All-Star Game.

The 27 year old Colorado Springs, Colorado, native is 4-5-1 in 11 games this season with a 2.79 GAA and a .912 SAV%.

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