The Indy Fuel played three games last week; a 4-1 loss to Toledo, then victories over Kalamazoo and Tulsa 6-2 and 4-3, respectively.
Over last week, and even in the 6-2 stomping of Kalamazoo, the scoring output was very even across the lines. One player who managed to stand out in both victories, though, was the man between the pipes in both games, Étienne Marcoux.
In two appearances last week, Marcoux faced 83 shots and stopped 78 of them. Through five games played, he owns a .938 save percentage– best in the ECHL among all goalies. His 2.35 goals against average ranks sixth in the league.
Marcoux, 24, came to Indy this offseason by way of the University of New Brunswick in Canada, where last season he posted a record of 31-4-0 with three shutouts. Marcoux appeared in a handful of professional games prior to his collegiate career, as rules governing professional and amateur designation are different than what Americans are used to in the NCAA, for example. This season is his first full-time professional campaign, and he is currently under contract with the Indy Fuel. The 6’0, 168-pound prospect has caught the scouts’ attention, as he has already had two short call-ups to the AHL this season– one with the affiliate Rockford IceHogs, and another with his hometown Laval Rocket in Quebec.
The future appears bright for Marcoux and paired with Matt Tomkins who is nearing a return from injury, Fuel fans have two exciting rookie goaltenders to follow in Indy.
Honorable mention for our player of the week: Cam Reid, two goals and two assists in three games last week.
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