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Wichita's Mann named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Tuesday, January 10th
Wichita's Mann named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Strauss Mann of the Wichita Thunder is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 2-8. Mann went 2-0-0 with a 1.42 goals-against average and a save percentage of .965 in two appearances last week. The 24-year-old made 41 saves in 4-1 win against Idaho on Friday and turned aside 42 shots in a 3-2 shootout win at Tulsa on Sunday. Under a National Hockey League contract with San Jose, Mann is 6-1-1 in eight appearances with Wichita this season with a 2.44 goals-against average and a save percentage of .935. He has also seen action in eight games with San Jose of the American Hockey League where he is 3-3-0 with one shutout, a 2.85 goals-against average and a save percentage of .885. A native of Greenwich, Connecticut, Mann spent the 2021-22 season in Sweden with Skelleftea AIK where he went 13-9-0 in 22 appearances with three shutouts, a 2.19 goals-against average and a save percentage of .914. He also represented the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, seeing action in three games. Prior to turning pro, Mann saw action in 77 career games at the University of Michigan where he posted a record of 35-30-9 with 11 shutouts, a 2.14 goals-against average and a save percentage of .926. He also spent one season with Fargo of the United States Hockey League, going 22-8-1 in 34 games with five shutouts, a 1.86 goals-against average and a save percentage of .932. Runners-Up: Cam Johnson, Florida (2-0-0, 1.88 GAA, .950 save pct.) and Bailey Brkin, Wheeling (2-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .944 save pct.). Also Nominated: Shane Starrett (Kansas City), Adam Carlson (Rapid City), Clay Stevenson (South Carolina) and Sebastian Cossa (Toledo).

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