Michael Hutchinson Named AHL Player of the Week


Winnipeg, MB – Goaltender, Michael Hutchinson, of the Manitoba Moose was named the AHL Player of the Week.

The 27-year-old goaltender stopped 66 of the 68 shots he faced, leading the Moose to two wins over the Toronto Marlies this weekend with a 1.00 goals against average and a 0.971 save percentage.

The Barrie made 39 saves against Toronto on Saturday and another 27 saves on Sunday, as Manitoba claimed top spot in the AHL. The team also posted points in their 14th straight game, a new franchise record. Hutchinson has been in net for nine of those games.

Overall, Hutchinson holds an 11-1-2 record with one shutout in 14 appearances, supported by a 1.71 goals against average and a league-leading 0.950 save percentage. He has allowed one goal or less in seven of his 14 starts this season.

The Manitoba Moose said in a release that in recognition of his achievement, Hutchinson will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Moose home game.

The Moose wrap up their pre-holiday break schedule this week with a pair of games on home ice against the San Antonio Rampage on Thursday and Friday with both matchups scheduled for 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at moosehockey.com/tickets.

The Manitoba Post

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