ESTERO, Fla. – Florida Everblades goaltenderJeremy Helvig has been named the CCMECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of March 25-31.Helvig went 2-0-0 with a 1.58 goals-against average and a save percentage of .955 in three appearances against Norfolk last week.The 21-year-old stopped all 17 shots he faced in a relief effort in a 5-2 win on Wednesday, made 29 saves in a 5-2 victory on Friday and turned aside a career-high 38 shots in a 6-2 win on Saturday.Under a National Hockey League contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, Helvig leads ECHL rookies, and is third overall, with 26 wins, ranks fourth with a 2.26 goals-against average and is tied for seventh with a .918 save percentage in 38 games with the Everblades this season.
This is the first weekly honor for Helvig, who earned the ECHL Rookie of the Month accolade for the month of January. Prior to turning pro, Helvig appeared in 156 career games with Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League, compiling an overall record of 79-49-9 with 10 shutouts, a 2.75 goals-against average and a save percentage of .910.
Florida closes out the regular season with a pair of rivalry tilts this weekend. The 'Blades host Orlando on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Jacksonville on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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