Titans' Allen Named Sun National Bank ECHL Saver Of The Month
April 14, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release
PRINCETON, N.J. - Andrew Allen of the Trenton Titans is the Sun National Bank ECHL Saver of the Month for April. The 6-4 and 210-pound Allen was 5-1-0 with a 1.34 goals-against average and a .953 save percentage as Trenton won its last four games to secure the second seed in the North Division Semifinals. Allen began the month stopping 25 shots in a 3-2 win over division rival Wheeling on April 1. Following a 3-1 loss to Peoria on April 2, he had 23 saves in a 2-1 win at Dayton on April 5 and 32 saves in a 2-1 win against Wheeling on April 7. He made 28 saves in a 5-2 win at Johnstown on April 8 and headed into the playoffs making 28 saves for his third shutout of the season, a 3-0 win at Toledo on April 9.
Allen set a career high and ranked third in the ECHL with 30 wins, finishing 30-11-3 while ranking 11th in the league with a 2.36 goals-against average. He was second in the league in shootout percentage at 84.6 percent, stopping 22 of 26 shooters, and had a .916 save percentage in 47 games for the Titans.
The Vankleek Hill, Ontario native has played in Trenton in each of the past three years, finishing 2003-04 with a 24-16-4 record and a 2.56 goals-against average. He began his professional career in 2000-01 going 4-0-0 with a 1.25 goals-against average and a .959 save percentage in four starts for Dayton after completing his career at the University of Vermont. In his first full season in 2001-02, he was 7-5-3 in 16 games with Macon of the ECHL and 3-2-1 in six games with Jackson of the ECHL while also playing in the AHL where he was 0-1-0 in two games for Hershey and 1-4-0 in five games with Utah. In 2002-03, the 28-year-old Allen was 2-1-0 in five games with Binghamton of the AHL and 5-9-3 in 19 games with Dayton. He also posted shutouts in his first three starts, tying the record for consecutive shutouts set in March of 1997 by Darryl Paquette of the Hampton Roads Admirals, going 3-0-1 in four games with Trenton.
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