The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

Adiron­dack’s Con­nor In­gram was named ECHL Goal­tender of the Week for Nov. 6-12 af­ter go­ing 2-0-1 with a 1.30 goals-against av­er­age, while play­ing three games in less than 48 hours this past Fri­day to Sun­day.

He stopped 33 shots in a 4-1 win at Kala­ma­zoo on Fri­day in his ECHL de­but, turned aside 25 shots in a 5-2 vic­tory over the KWings on Satur­day, and made a ca­reer-high 37 saves in a 2-1 shootout loss at Bramp­ton on Sun­day.

Se­lected by the Tampa Bay Light­ning in the third round of the 2016 NHL En­try Draft, In­gram was re­as­signed by Tampa Bay to Syra­cuse, their AHL af­fil­i­ate, on Mon­day. four starts of 2017, in­clud­ing the Florida Derby and Ken­tucky Derby, it looked like he might add his name to the list of out­stand­ing sopho­mores of re­cent years. An up-thetrack fin­ish in the Preak­ness, how­ever, was fol­lowed by two dis­ap­point­ing out­ings at Saratoga. Al­ways Dream­ing’s ninth in the Travers turned out to be his last start of the year.

When no ob­vi­ous di­vi­sion leader emerged from the Triple Crown, West Coast charged into the cham­pi­onship pic­ture by run­ning off five straight wins, in­clud­ing the Travers and Penn­syl­va­nia Derby. A good third in the Breed­ers’ Cup Clas­sic was prob­a­bly enough to clinch the Eclipse Award for this late-de­vel­op­ing son of Flat­ter. The half-length loss may well have cost Beach Pa­trol a cham­pi­onship, with the Eclipse Award go­ing to an equally de­serv­ing World Ap­proval. straight vic­to­ries prior to the Breed­ers’ Cup, but only one of her three graded wins oc­curred in a sprint.

That leaves Fin­ley’sluck­y­charm and Paulas­sil­ver­lin­ing. Go­ing into the Breed­ers’ Cup, Fin­ley’sluck­y­charm was a neck shy of be­ing un­de­feated in five starts. But Paulas­sil­ver­lin­ing faced tougher com­pe­ti­tion, sweep­ing the Grade 1 Madi­son Stakes and Hu­mana Distaff back in the spring. She also fin­ished ahead of Fin­ley’sluck­y­charm the two times they met, in­clud­ing in the Filly & Mare Sprint.

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