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Joe Cannata Named Goaltender of the Week

10/16/2018 9:45 AM -

 Joe Cannata Named ECHL Goaltender of the Week

West Valley City, Utah – Joe Cannata has been named the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Oct. 12-14. It was the first week for Cannata in a Grizzlies uniform, who is under an NHL contract with the Colorado Avalanche.

Cannata had an identical stat line in his 2 wins for the week, stopping 26 of 28 shots in each of his 2 victories, both against the Rapid City Rush. In total, Cannata stopped 52 of 56 shot attempts for the week. 

“I’m very happy for Joe. He had a great weekend. Kept things calm for us, made big saves, and did a great job of controlling the game,” says head coach Tim Branham.

It is the third time in his career he has received the honor. He previously won the award from Jan 8-14, 2018. It’s the second time Cannata has won Goaltender of the Week on opening weekend as he won from Oct 17-19, to begin the 2014-15 season.

On behalf of Joe Cannata, a case of pucks will be donated to a Utah youth hockey organization by Inglasco, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Inglasco has donated more than 37,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities. 

The Grizzlies play on the road this weekend in Boise to take on the Idaho Steelheads. 7:00 pm face-on both nights. For the latest news on the Utah Grizzlies, follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Next Homestand

October 26th and 27th vs Idaho. The 26th is an AFCU Friday as well as Octoberfest with beer specials. Saturday is Epilepsy Awareness night with specialty jersey’s sponsored by Epilepsy Foundation of Utah. There’s also Trick or Treating on the concourse with $5 tickets for kids in costumes.

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