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Wheeling's Gauthier named Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Monday, February 12th
Action photo of Taylor Gauthier of the Wheeling Nailers

Taylor Gauthier of the Wheeling Nailers is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 5-10. It is the third time this season that he has received the weekly honor.
 
Gauthier went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.49 goals-against average and a save percentage of .980 in two appearances against Reading last week, helping the Nailers tie their team record with a 12-game winning streak.
 
The 24-year-old made 23 saves in a 2-1 overtime win on Friday and stopped all 25 shots in a 3-0 victory on Saturday.
 
Under a National Hockey League contract with Pittsburgh, Gauthier is the second goalie in Wheeling history to record nine consecutive wins and is 18-11-1 in 30 appearances with the Nailers this season and leads the ECHL in victories and shutouts while ranking second with a 2.29 goals-against average and fifth with a .921 save percentage.
 
A native of Calgary, Alberta, Gauthier has seen action in 46 career games with Wheeling going 26-18-2 with four shutouts, a 2.58 goals-against average and a save percentage of .912 while going 9-5-7 in 24 AHL appearances with a 2.90 goals-against average and a save percentage of .904.
 
Prior to turning pro, Gauthier was 77-91-11 in 194 career appearances in the Western Hockey League with Prince George and Portland with 10 shutouts, a 3.03 goals-against average and a save percentage of .909.

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