Sunday, January 4, 2009

Brian Elliott is AHL Goaltender of the Month, Matt Ford is an ECHL All-Star

Apparently nubeetle is having technical difficulties, so it falls upon me to inform you all that Brian Elliott has been named AHL Goaltender of the Month for the month of December. Congratulations, Brian! And since we're talking about Brian, let me point out this extremely complimentary article (props to DPlaya for finding it) that contains lot of good quotes. Good stuff!

Matt Ford had been named an ECHL All-Star. The All-Star Game will be played on January 21. In 16 games with the Charlotte Checkers, he has 13 goals and 9 assists. His 22 points put him 3rd on the team, despite the fact that most of the other players have played a lot more games for Charlotte, as Ford also played about a month for the AHL's Hartford Wolfpack. Ford also leads the Checkers with a +14.