The SHL selected Saskatchewan Shockers G Zeke Zagurski as its Player of the Week. The Shockers had an undefeated week, moving the ma mere two points out of first place, and Zagurski’s brilliant performance was a key to Saskatchewan’s success. For the week, Zagurski went 3-0-0 with a 0.33 GAA and an astounding .991 save percentage.
Zagurski came up big in games against key division opponents. On Sunday, he stopped 40 shots to help the Shockers eke out a 2-1 win over the Igloos in Anchorage. On Tuesday, he stopped all 43 Anchorage attempts in a 3-0 Saskatchewan win. Then on Thursday, he came up with 32 saves for another shutout, 2-0 over Michigan this time.
“No one in the league wants to take us seriously, or Zeke seriously,” said Shockers coach Morris Thompson. “They think this is the same joke outfit of a couple years ago, and they just think of Zeke as the guy who ate a hot dog on the ice. But Zeke is an elite goalie, and we’re a contending team. No one will be laughing at us by the time the season’s over.”