The SHL selected Washington Galaxy G Roger Orion as its Player of the Week. For the week, Orion went 3-1-0 with a 1.25 GAA and a .955 save percentage. Orion’s steadfast performance between the pipers anchored a strong week for the Galaxy, allowing them to move into second place in the East.
Orion posted two shutouts on the week. On Sunday, Orion stonewalled the Tigres in Quebec to secure a 1-0 win. Then on Friday, he turned aside 31 shots in a 2-0 win over New York.
“I know guys like [Dirk] Lundquist and Riki Tiki [Tiktuunen] get all the attention when you talk about the best goalies in the league,” said Galaxy coach Rodney Reagle. “But I’m an old goalie, and I’d take Roger up against anyone in the league. He doesn’t waste any motion or get caught out of position. And he doesn’t let bad games shake his confidence. Just like me, he forgets about what happened yesterday. In my case, it’s because I’m old and my mind’s going. But for him, it’s because he’s a top-shelf competitor.”