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Gladiators' Jakaitis named ECHL's goalie of the week again

Gwinnett Gladiator Jeff Jakaitis was named the ECHL goaltender of the year

Gwinnett Gladiator Jeff Jakaitis was named the ECHL goaltender of the year

Gwinnett Gladiators goalkeeper Jeff Jakaitis earned his second ECHL Goalie of the Week honor Tuesday after leading his team to a 2-1 record the previous week.

The Rochester, Minn., native had two shutouts last week with a 0.67 goals against average and a .971 save percentage. He made 21 saves in a 4-0 win over South Carolina on Dec. 26, then had 21 more saves in a 3-0 blanking of South Carolina on Dec. 28. He also had 19 saves in a 3-1 loss to Florida on Dec. 30.

His four shutouts this season have tied a Gladiators record set by Michael Garnett during the 2003-04 season. His three consecutive shutouts dating back to Dec. 17 also tied an ECHL record for most consecutive shutouts by a goalie.