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January 15, 2019
DEVIN WILLIAMS WINS CCM ECHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK
Oilers goaltender wins weekly award for the second time in his career after 3-0-0 week and AHL call-up to San Antonio.
PRINCETON, N.J.– Devin Williams of the Tulsa Oilers has been named the CCMECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Jan. 7-13. It is the second time in his career that he has received the weekly honor.
Williams went 3-0-0 with a 1.34 goals-against average and a save percentage of .938 in three appearances against Rapid City last week.
The 23-year-old turned aside 17 shots in a 5-2 win on Tuesday, made 22 saves in a 5-1 victory on Friday and stopped 21 shots in another 5-1 win on Saturday.
A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Williams is 14-8-4 in 26 appearances with the Oilers this season. He ranks third in the ECHL with a 2.23 goals-against average and is tied for ninth with a .913 save percentage.
Williams has appeared in 64 career games with Tulsa with an overall record of 29-19-9 with six shutouts, a 2.40 goals-against average and a save percentage of .917.
During the 2016-17 season, Williams saw action in 17 games at Acadia University where he went 8-4-0 with a 2.80 goals-against average and a save percentage of .896. He had spent the previous five seasons with Erie of the Ontario Hockey League where he appeared in 175 games with an overall record of 106-47-8, nine shutouts, a 3.02 goals-against average and a save percentage of .900.
Williams signed his second professional tryout agreement with the American Hockey League’s San Antonio Rampage this season on Sunday, after going 8-2-0 with a 1.41 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage over his last ten starts.
The Oilers and Utah Grizzlies get their season series underway Wednesday at 8:05pm CT at the Maverik Center. Catch all the action on the Sports Animal radio network in Tulsa, www.tulsaoilers.comor ECHL.TV, with pregame coverage starting at 7:45pm CT.
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