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%.