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Idaho's Scheel named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Tuesday, February 28th
Idaho's Scheel named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Adam Scheel of the Idaho Steelheads is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 20-26. It is the second time this season that he has received the weekly honor. Scheel went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.50 goals-against average and a save percentage of .981 in two appearances against Maine last week. The 23-year-old made 32 saves in a 3-1 win on Wednesday and turned aside all 21 shots in a 2-0 victory on Friday. Under a National Hockey League contract with Dallas, Scheel is 16-5-1 in 22 appearances with the Steelheads this season and ranks third in the ECHL with a 2.14 goals-against average and tied for third with a .926 save percentage. A native of Lakewood, Ohio, Scheel has appeared in 28 career ECHL games with Idaho going 19-8-1 with two shutouts, a 2.19 goals-against average and a save percentage of .924. He has also appeared in 44 career games with Texas of the American Hockey League where he is 15-17-8 with 3.02 goals-against average and a save percentage of .903. Prior to turning pro, Scheel saw action in 78 career games at the University of North Dakota, going 52-18-5 with seven shutouts, a 1.95 goals-against average and a save percentage of .916. Runner-Up: Henrik Tikkanen, Worcester (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .971 save pct.). Also Nominated: Jake Theut (Adirondack), Dillon Kelley (Kansas City), Sebastian Cossa (Toledo) and Brad Barone (Wheeling).

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