Syracuse, NY – The American Hockey League announced today that Syracuse Crunch goaltender Karl Goehring has been named the Rbk/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending March 2, 2008. In four games last week, Goehring went 3-0-0-1 with a 1.21 goals-against average and .963 save percentage.
Wednesday night in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Goehring stopped 35 of 36 shots in regulation and 7 of 9 shootout attempts while being named the game's second star in the Crunch's shootout loss to the Penguins. On Friday night vs. Toronto, Goehring turned aside 32 of 33 shots and was named the game's third star in the Crunch's 2-1 overtime win over the Marlies.
He was also named the third star of the game Saturday night vs. Rochester as he made 26 saves on 27 shots, helping lead the Crunch to a 3-1 win. He was instrumental in the Crunch's comeback win on Sunday in Hamilton, stopping 38 of 40 shots, including 14 in the third period to help Syracuse move within two points of third place in the North Division.
Goehring will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Crunch home game.
Goehring, in his second stint with the Crunch, played for Syracuse from 2001-02 to 2004-05 and is among the top three on the franchise's all-time list in all major goaltending categories, including first in games played (169) and wins (71). He is third all-time in goals-against average (2.65) and second all-time in shutouts (10). A native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Goehring was originally signed as a free agent by Columbus on May 7, 2001. He signed an AHL contract with Syracuse on September 15, 2004. He was signed to a PTO on December 14, 2007.
Other nominees for Rbk/AHL Player of the Week include Albany center Marc Cavosie, Bridgeport forward Tim Jackman, Chicago right wing Jesse Schultz, Grand Rapids right wing Carl Corazzini, Hamilton center Kyle Chipchura, Hartford defenseman Andrew Hutchinson, Hershey center Alexandre Giroux, Houston goaltender Barry Brust, Lake Erie center T.J. Hensick, Lowell right wing Benoit Mondou, Manitoba left wing Jason Jaffray, Milwaukee center Rich Peverley, Peoria center Trent Whitfield, Philadelphia center Ryan Potulny, Portland right wing Bobby Ryan, Providence right wing Martins Karsums, Quad City goaltender Curtis McElhinney, Rochester left wing Marc-Andre Gragnani, Rockford right wing Derek Nesbitt, San Antonio forward Mike Zigomanis, Toronto right wing Brent Aubin, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton center Tim Brent and Worcester center Mike Iggulden.