Ingham wins ECHL Goaltender of the Week
LA Kings goaltending prospect shines in two starts for the ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits, earning honors.
After going 2-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average with a .938 save percentage, Greenville Swamp Rabbits netminder Jacob Ingham won the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week honors for the week of March 7th.
🚨BREAKING: Jacob Ingham (@LAKings) has been named the #ECHL Goaltender of the Week
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— Greenville Swamp Rabbits (@SwampRabbits) March 15, 2022
Ingham’s two games were highlighted by a 30-save shutout in Greenville’s 2-0 win over the Jacksonville Icemen on Sunday. It was Ingham’s second shutout of the season. In his first appearance of the week on March 11th, the 21-year-old turned away 29 shots against the South Carolina Stingrays, backstopping the Swamp Rabbits to a 4-1 victory.
The 2018 LA Kings sixth-round pick has spent most of the 2021-22 season in Greenville. He’s played 15 games for the Swamp Rabbits, going 8-5-2 with a 2.82 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage.
Ingham has also appeared in five games with the AHL’s Ontario Reign this season – going 2-2-1 with a 4.29 goals-against average and a .861 save percentage.
Since being drafted in 2018, Ingham has appeared in 28 games in the ECHL, posting a 12-13-2-1 record with a 2.97 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.
In terms of the LA Kings goaltending depth, Ingham is among Matt Villalta, Lukas Parik, and John Lethemon as young goaltenders who have seen time in the AHL this season. While Villalta has established himself as the starting goaltender for the Reign, the verdict is still out on which of these netminders will rise to the top of the heap and make the push to the NHL.