NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - The ECHL on Thursday announced that Parker Milner of the South Carolina Stingrays is the recipient of the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Year award for 2017-18.
The Warrior Hockey Goaltender of the Year award is presented annually to the goaltender
selected to be the best at his position as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members.
Milner, who was named to the All-ECHL First Team last week, went 28-7-3 with three shutouts in 38 appearances for South Carolina, finishing tied for third in the ECHL in wins. He led the league with a 1.86 goals-against average, which ranks as the fourth best in a single season in league history, while finishing third with a .929 save percentage.
Under an American Hockey League contract with Hershey, Milner has appeared in 175 career ECHL games with South Carolina, Missouri, Quad City and Stockton posting an overall record of 104-56-11 with 11 shutouts, a 2.36 goals-against average and a save percentage of .916.
The Stingrays have had a goaltender win the award in four of the past six seasons as Milner joins previous SC netminders Jeff Jakaitis (2013-14, 2014-15) and Ryan Zapolski (2012-13). Milner is the fourth Rays' goalie in history to claim the honor, joining Jakaitis, Zapolski and Todd Ford (2009-10).