03/05/2018 11:53 AM
Article By: Chris Robinson
ROCKFORD, Ill. – The American Hockey League today announced that Rockford IceHogs goaltender Collin Delia has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending March 4, 2018. He is Rockford's first player to win the award since goaltender Mac Carruth on April 18, 2016.
Delia, 23, helped lead the IceHogs to a pair of victories in his two starts last week, turning aside 72 of the 73 total shots he faced. The netminder finished the week with a 0.50 GAA, .986 save percentage and the first shutout of his professional career.
On Wednesday evening, Delia made 38 saves to anchor Rockford’s defense in a 2-1 victory over the Texas Stars. Two games later, Delia stopped each of his 34 shots faced in a 3-0 blanking of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Delia was named the game’s first star in each of the two contests last week.
The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. native has combined for a record of 11-6-2 with a 2.78 GAA and .901 save percentage in 19 appearances with the IceHogs this season. He leads the team in wins and is 12th among AHL rookie goaltenders in GAA.
In recognition of being named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week, Delia will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming IceHogs home game.
Next Home Game: Tuesday, March 13 | Rockford vs. Iowa (7 p.m.)
The IceHogs host the Iowa Wild at 7 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Fans who attended Rockford’s victory against the Texas Stars on Feb. 28 can redeem their ticket stub from that game for a free ticket of equal or lesser value to the game against the Wild on March 13. Fans can also enjoy $2 tacos, select beer, and companion tickets as part of Taco Tuesday. Tickets can be purchased at IceHogs.com, by calling (815) 968-5222 or in-person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office.