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Mitch Gillam Named CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month

Mitch Gillam Named CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month

Worcester Railers’ goaltender Mitch Gillam is the CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month for March. Gillam went 10-2-1 with two shutouts, a 1.52 goals-against average and a save percentage of .947 in 13 appearances during the month.

A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Gillam stopped all 30 shots he faced in a 5-0 win against Wheeling on March 2 and turned aside 27 shots in a 2-0 victory over Adirondack on March 27. He allowed two goals or less in 11 of his 13 appearances while making at least 30 saves five times.

The 25-year-old is 22-14-2 in 40 appearances this season. He leads the ECHL with five shutouts, leads rookie goaltenders – and is fifth overall – with a 2.18 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage, and is fifth with 2,340 minutes played.

Prior to turning pro, Gillam appeared in 97 career games at Cornell University posting an overall record of 47-28-17 with 11 shutouts, a 2.15 goals-against average and a save percentage of .923.