GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK
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.