The SouthCarolina Stingrays and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations SpencerCarbery announced today that goaltender Jeff Jakaitis has beenloaned to the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the ProvidenceBruins.
Jakaitis,30, leads the ECHL with a 1.72 goals-against average and .937 save percentage,is second with 19 wins, tied for second with three shutouts and stands thirdwith 1573 minutes played and 668 saves. The Rochester, Minnesota,native claimed the ECHL Goaltender of the Month Award for October and December thisseason and set a new league record by earning the monthly selection four timesin his ECHL career.
Afterjoining the Stingrays in December of last season, Jakaitis registered an 8-5-4record with a 2.34 goals-against average (GAA), .925 save percentage and oneshutout in 17 appearances. During the 2011-12 campaign, he went 17-6-2,finished second in the ECHL with a 2.03 GAA and led the league with a .930 savepercentage in 26 games with the Gwinnett Gladiators, earning him the ECHLGoaltender of the Year award. Jakaitis also led the ECHL with five shutouts andtied a league record with three consecutive shutouts from December 17-28, 2011all against the Stingrays.
At the AHLlevel, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound goaltender saw action with the Portland Piratesand Worcester Sharks, appearing in 10 total games from 2008-11.