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ECHL: Atlanta’s Bonar named Goaltender of the Week; Icemen Return Home Saturday

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Sean Bonar of the Atlanta Gladiators has been named the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Jan. 14-20.

Bonar went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.50 goals-against average and a save percentage of .964 in two appearances at Greenville last week.

The 27-year-old stopped all 30 shots in 3-0 win on Friday and made 32 saves in a 2-1 victory on Saturday.

A native of Delta, British Columbia, Bonar has seen action in 19 games for the Gladiators this season posting a record of 8-8-2 with two shutouts. He is tied for third in the ECHL with a .928 save percentage and is fourth with a 2.31 goals-against average.

Tanner Sorenson of the Kalamazoo Wings has been selected as the Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week.

Sorenson scored two goals and added six assists for eight points in three games last week.

The 25-year-old had a six-point game (2g-4a) in a 10-8 win at Fort Wayne on Wednesday and after being held scoreless in a 4-1 loss to Cincinnati on Friday he posted two assists in a 4-3 victory against Toledo on Saturday.

ICEMEN NOTES: Manitoba Moose Hockey Club announced the team has reassigned defenceman Jacob Cederholm to its ECHL affiliate, the Jacksonville Icemen. The club also released defenceman Dajon Mingo from his professional tryout. Cederholm, 20, has appeared in nine games with the Moose this season. With Jacksonville, the Helsingborg, Sweden product has six points (1G, 5A) and a plus-11 rating in 21 games. Cederholm was selected in the fourth round, 97th overall, by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Mingo, 28, has suited up for three games with Manitoba, posting a plus-three rating and four shots on goal. The Canton, Mich. native also has 21 points (8G, 13A) and a plus-13 rating in 37 games with the Icemen. The Icemen are back home Saturday Jan. 26, 2019 for Military Appreciation Night. Puck drops at 7 p.m. versus the Florida Everblades.

ECHL NOTES: The ECHL on Sunday announced that the league is renaming the Kelly Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player Award the “June M. Kelly Playoffs Most Valuable Player Award.” “It is my honor to be able to be a part of this naming of the award on behalf of Mrs. Kelly,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. “Through this action, the ECHL honors all of the women who are pivotal to our game’s success, and we thank and honor Mrs. Kelly for all of her efforts to help the League grow into what it has become today.” Kelly, the wife of ECHL Commissioner Emeritus Patrick J. Kelly, whom the Kelly Cup is named after, was an integral part of the ECHL behind the scenes during her husband’s tenure as Commissioner from the League’s inaugural season in 1988-89 through his retirement following the 1995-96 season.

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