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

Monday, March 18th
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 March 11-17. It is the fourth time this season that he has received the weekly honor.
 
Gauthier went 2-0-1 with one shutout, a 1.28 goals-against average and a save percentage of .954 in three appearances at Iowa last week.
 
The 23-year-old made 29 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss on Wednesday, stopped all 27 shots in a 1-0 overtime win on Friday and turned aside 27 shots in a 2-1 victory on Saturday.
 
Under a National Hockey League contract with Pittsburgh, Gauthier leads the ECHL with 24 wins, four shutouts and a 2.23 goals-against average while he is tied for third with a .923 save percentage in a league-high 42 appearances for the Nailers this season. In addition, he is 1-2-1 with one shutout in four outings with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.
 
A native of Calgary, Alberta, Gauthier has seen action in 58 career games with Wheeling going 32-23-3 with five shutouts, a 2.47 goals-against average and a save percentage of .915 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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