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March 4, 2019

IAN KESERICH NAMED ECHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK

Veteran goaltender adds to his comeback story with league honors after going 3-0-0 last weekend.

PRINCETON, N.J.– Ian Keserichof the Tulsa Oilers has been named the CCMECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Feb. 25-March 3. It is the second time in his career that he has received the weekly honor.

Keserich went 3-0-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average and a save percentage of .944 in three appearances last week.

The 33-year-old stopped 34 shots in a 5-3 win at Allen on Friday, made 24 saves in a 2-1 victory against the Americans on Saturday and turned aside 26 shots in a 3-1 win over Kansas City on Sunday.

A native of Parma, Ohio, Keserich came out of retirement and signed with the Oilers last month. He has seen action in eight games, going 5-1-0 with a 1.78 goals-against average and a save percentage of .931.

Keserich has appeared in 53 career ECHL games with Tulsa, Elmira and Johnstown posting an overall record of 26-18-3 with a 2.77 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. He also played in 160 career games in the Central Hockey League with Colorado, Mississippi, Wichita and Tulsa.

Prior to turning pro, Keserich played two seasons at Ohio State University and one season with Tri-City of the United States Hockey League.

The Oilers have only one game on the schedule this week, a Saturday night trip to the Lone Star State for a matchup with the Allen Americans at the Allen Event Center at 7:05pm. Catch all the action on the Sports Animal radio network, www.tulsaoilers.comor ECHL.TV, with pregame coverage starting at 6:45pm.

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