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Fresno goaltender
is the
ECHL Goaltender of the Month
for February 2005

ECHL Press Release

The 22-year-old rookie goaltender was unbeaten in regulation in February, going 5-0-2 with a 1.06 goals-against average and a save percentage of .971. Runner-up for ECHL Saver of the Week for two straight weeks (February 14-20 and February 21-27), Jaeger set a team scoreless streak record by not allowing a goal for 166:52 from February 15-20, surpassing the previous mark by 56 minutes.

After being forced to leave because of injury in his first start of the month, the 5-10 and 190-pound Jaeger record on February 12 and stopped 42 shots in a 4-1 win at San Diego and later shut out the Gulls 1-0 on February 18. Following a shootout loss at Victoria on February 15, Jaeger stopped all 20 shots he faced on February 16 before receiving a game misconduct one minute into the third period. Following a 3-2 win over Las Vegas on February 20, Jaeger stopped 49 shots in a 2-1 shootout win at Alaska on February 26. He closed out the month with a 4-3 shootout loss at Alaska, making 13 saves in regulation and five saves in overtime after entering the game in relief of starter Jamie Hodson.

Jaeger is 6-0-3 in his last nine games to improve to 13-5-6 with two shutouts and a goals-against average of 2.40 and a save percentage of .930.

Prior to turning professional, the native of Manning, Alberta played in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with Drayton Valley and three seasons in the Western Hockey League with Medicine Hat, Vancouver and Saskatoon. Jaeger was named Most Valuable Player in the AJHL in 2003-04 and also was named Most Valuable Player in the AJHL All-Star Game. He was 23-18-4 with a goals-against average of 2.60 in 50 games with Saskatoon in 2002-03, earning WHL weekly honors for November 25-December 1.

Runners Up: Alfie Michaud, Peoria (7-0-2, 1.60 GAA, .942 save pct.) and Jeff Deslauriers, Greenville (7-1-1, 1.62 GAA, .957 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Lance Mayes (Alaska), Trevor Koenig (Atlantic City), Jason Saal (Augusta), Yutaka Fukufuji (Bakersfield), Alex Westlund (Charlotte), Rob McVicar (Columbia),Tyler MacKay (Florida), Adam Berkhoel (Gwinnett), Nathan Marsters (Louisiana), Phil Sauve (Mississippi), Frederic Cloutier (Pensacola), Barry Brust (Reading), Eddy Ferhi (San Diego), Justin Eddy (South Carolina), Davis Parley (Texas), Logan Koopmans (Toledo), Andrew Allen (Trenton) and Joe Exter (Wheeling).

Previous Winners

January Maxime Daigneault - South Carolina Matt Underhill - Mississippi
Scott Fankhouser - Toledo
Barry Brust - Reading
December Mike Minard - Columbia Craig Kowalski - Florida
Todd Ford - Pensacola
Barry Brust - Reading
November Dany Sabourin - Wheeling Jake Moreland - Atlantic City
Chris Madden - Long Beach
Barry Brust - Reading
October Frank Doyle - Idaho Chris Madden - Long Beach
Andrew Allen - Trenton