Saunders Named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

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PRINCETON, N.J. – Clarke Saunders of the Colorado Eagles is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 30-Feb. 5. It is the second time this season that Saunders has received the weekly honor.

Saunders went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.48 goals-against average and a save percentage of .982 in two appearances against Alaska last week.

The 27-year-old stopped all 24 shots he faced in a 4-0 win on Friday and made 30 saves in a 2-1 shootout win on Saturday.

A native of Brockville, Ontario, Saunders is 18-6-1 in 26 appearances with the Eagles this season. He is tied for fourth in the ECHL in wins while ranking second with a 2.48 goals-against average, fourth with a .918 save percentage and tied for fourth with three shutouts.

Saunders has appeared in 82 career games for Colorado posting an overall record of 54-19-5 with six shutouts, a 2.71 goals-against average and a save percentage of .906.

Prior to turning pro, Saunders played four seasons of collegiate hockey, spending two years at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and two years at the University of North Dakota.

The Eagles travel to take on the Wichita Thunder on Wednesday, February 8th at 6:00pm MT at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, KS.

Season tickets for the 2016-17 season are on-sale now and can be reserved with a $50 deposit per seat by calling the Eagles ticket office at 970-686-SHOT (7468). A complete schedule can be found at www.ColoradoEagles.com.

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