DUBIE NAMED AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The American Hockey League announced today that Bridgeport Sound
Tigers goaltender Wade Dubielewicz has been named the CCM Vector/AHL
Player of the Week for the period ending January 1, 2006. In three
games last week, Dubielewicz went a perfect 3-0-0, stopping 86 of 87
shots and posting two shutouts.
On Wednesday night (Dec. 28), Dubielewicz turned aside all 36 shots
he faced as Bridgeport posted a 4-0 win over visiting Springfield.
Friday (Dec. 30) in Philadelphia, he stopped 26 shots in a 4-1 win
over the Phantoms. And on New Year's Eve, Dubielewicz came back with
24 saves for his third shutout of the year, leading the Sound Tigers
to a 6-0 win over Lowell. All told, Dubielewicz, who was recalled by
the parent New York Islanders on Jan. 2, has stopped 156 of 160
shots in his last five games, coinciding with Bridgeport's current 4-
In recognition of his achievement, Dubielewicz will be presented with
an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Sound Tigers home game.
The 26-year-old Dubielewicz has a record of 8-13-1 in 23 appearances
for the Sound Tigers this season. A native of Kerrobert, Sask.,
Dubielewicz was the winner of the Dudley "Red" Garrett Award as the
AHL's outstanding rookie in 2003-04, when he shattered league records
with his 1.38 goals-against average and .946 save percentage.
Dubielewicz is now 46-44-7 with 13 shutouts in 99 career AHL games