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ECHL: South Carolina’s Milner named Goaltender of the Week

Parker Milner of the South Carolina Stingrays is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 13-19. It is the second time this season, and third time in his career, that he has received the weekly honor.

Milner went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 1.00 goals-against average and a save percentage of .968 in two appearances last week.

The 29-year-old stopped all 25 shots he faced in a 4-0 win at Jacksonville on Wednesday ande made 36 saves in a 4-2 victory over Atlanta on Saturday.

Under contract to Hershey of the American Hockey League, Milner is 13-2-3 in 19 appearances with the Stingrays this season and leads the ECHL with six shutouts, ranks second with a 1.95 goals-against average and is third with a .928 save percentage. He also has posted a shutout in one appearance with Hershey.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Milner has seen action in 234 career ECHL games with South Carolina, Missouri, Quad City and Stockton with an overall record of 136-75-17 with 18 shutouts, a 2.43 goals-against average and a save percentage of .916. his 18 shutouts are tied for fifth in ECHL history and his 136 wins rank 12th all-time. Milner has also seen action in 30 career AHL games with Hershey, Bridgeport and Iowa where he is 13-12-1 with a 3.02 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage.

Prior to turning pro, Milner played four seasons at Boston College, where he helped lead the Eagles to three Hockey East titles and two NCAA Championships. He was named the MVP of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

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