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ECHL: Indy’s Tomkins named Goaltender of the Week

Matt Tomkins of the Indy Fuel has been named the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Oct. 15-21. It is the second time in his career that he has received the weekly honor.

Tomkins went 2-0-0 with a 1.92 goals-against average and a save percentage of .947 in two appearances last week.

The 24-year-old made 39 saves in a 4-1 win against Cincinnati on Friday and turned aside 33 shots in a 4-3 victory over Toledo on Saturday.

Under contract to Rockford of the American Hockey League, Tomkins is 3-1-0 in four appearances this season with a 2.47 goals-against average and a save percentage of .926.

A native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Tomkins has seen action in 29 career ECHL games with Indy posting an overall record of 14-10-2 with a 3.32 goals-against average and a save percentage of .914. He also has appeared in eight career games with Rockford.

Prior to turning pro, Tomkins appeared in 67 career games at Ohio State University where he went 28-26-7 with three shutouts, a 3.03 goals-against average and a save percentage of .898.

Runner Up: Jake Hildebrand, Kalamazoo (2-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .932 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Jamie Phillips (Florida), Lukas Hafner (Fort Wayne), Nick Schneider (Kansas City), Adam Morrison (South Carolina), Pat Nagle (Toledo) and Kevin Carr (Utah

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