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Cincinnati's Houser Named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

March 10, 2020 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

PRINCETON, N.J. - Michael Houser of the Cincinnati Cyclones is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 2-8. It is the fourth time in his career that he has received the weekly honor.

Houser went 3-0-0 with two shutouts, a 0.67 goals-against average and a .972 save percentage in three appearances last week.

The 27-year-old made 24 saves in a 5-2 win against Kalamazoo on Wednesday, turned aside all 23 shots he faced in a 3-0 victory over Fort Wayne on Friday and made 24 saves in a 1-0 win against Toledo on Saturday.

Under contract to Rochester of the American Hockey League, Houser is 16-5-5 with two shutouts, a 2.27 goals-against average and a save percentage of .902 in 26 appearances with the Cyclones this season.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Houser has seen action in 210 career ECHL games with Cincinnati, Fort Wayne and Manchester posting an overall record of 127-57-22 with 11 shutouts, a 2.47 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage, and earning ECHL Goaltender of the Year honors last season.

Houser has also appeared in 76 career AHL games with Tucson, Cleveland, Ontario and San Antonio where he is 32-26-4 with three shutouts, a 2.87 goals-against average and a save percentage of .901.

Prior to turning pro, Houser played three seasons with London of the Ontario Hockey League where he went 93-38-7 with seven shutouts, a 2.90 goals-against average and a save percentage of .912 while leading the Knights to the 2010 OHL title.

Runner Up: Tomas Sholl, Idaho (2-0-0, 0.50 GAA, .981 save pct).

Also Nominated: Jamie Phillips (Brampton), Cam Johnson (Florida), Dylan Ferguson (Fort Wayne), Adam Carlson (Jacksonville), Logan Thompson (South Carolina) and Billy Christopoulos (Toledo).

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