Reading Redux: Gill once again named top goalie in ECHL

Riley Gill is on quite a streak backstopping the Reading Royals — the top overall seed in the Eastern Conference.

Following in the footsteps and crease markings of Philipp Grubauer, all he’s done is post a 10-2-0 record with three shutouts, a 1.18 goals-against average and save percentage of .955 in 12 games with the Atlantic Division champions this season. Part of his success is his stinginess: allowing two goals or less in 11 of his 12 appearances.

So, it’s no surprise that for the second consecutive week, Gill was selected as the top goaltender in the ECHL.

The 28-year-old Minnesota native went 3-0-0 with one clean sheet, a 0.69 goals-against average in three appearances last week, helping the Royals to extend their winning streak to eight games.

Gill began the run with 26 saves in an 8-2 win at Fort Wayne on?Wednesday, then had an easy time on Saturday by making 15 saves in a 3-1 victory at Toledo, and stopped all 30 shots he faced in a 2-0 win against the Walleye on Sunday.

Also receiving consideration for the weekly honor was Scott Wedgewood of the suddenly resurgent Trenton Titans.