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Aces' Beckford-Tseu Named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender Of The Week

November 22, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

PRINCETON, N.J. - Chris Beckford-Tseu of the Alaska Aces is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for November 14-20. Beckford-Tseu becomes the first goaltender in 2005-06 to win the award a second time, having captured the honor for October 24-30.

Under contract to the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, the 6-foot-3 and 205-pound Beckford-Tseu went 2-0-0 and stopped 47 of 49 shots to post a goals-against average of 1.00 and a save percentage of .959.

Beckford-Tseu made 27 saves on November 16 in a 2-1 win over Las Vegas, which entered the game having won six of their last eight games. He helped Alaska complete its three-game sweep of Las Vegas on November 19 when he made 20 saves in a 3-1 win.

The 21-year-old is a perfect 5-0-0 at home and tied for the league lead with a 1.49 goals-against average and is second with a .945 save percentage. He was named the ECHL Saver of the Month for October after going 3-0-0 record with a shutout, a 1.33 goals-against average and a .949 save percentage.

Selected in the fifth round (159th overall) by the St. Louis Blues in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Beckford-Tseu spent his rookie season in 2004-05 with Peoria of the ECHL where he was 11-12-3 with a 2.71 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in 29 games. He also appeared in a game with Worcester of the American Hockey League and made seven saves in 29 minutes. The Toronto, Ontario native spent three years with Guelph, Oshawa and Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League where he had a record of 36-53-6 in 115 games.

Runners Up: Tom Lawson, San Diego (2-1-0, 1.97 GAA, .942 save pct.), Justin Eddy, Utah (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .933 save pct.) and Jonathan Boutin, Johnstown (1-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .966 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Ryan Munce (Bakersfield), Mike Brodeur (Greenville), Sean Fields (Gwinnett), Steve Silverthorn (Idaho), Marc Magliarditi (Las Vegas), Frederic Cloutier (Pensacola), Cody Rundkowsky (Reading), Mike Brown (South Carolina), Logan Koopmans (Toledo) and Martin Houle (Trenton).


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