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Sholl named to ECHL All-Rookie, Second Teams

By Brian McDonough, 04/03/19, 2:45PM PDT


Former Los Angeles Jr. King Tomas Sholl was named to 2018-19 ECHL All-Rookie Team and All-ECHL Second Team after posting a 25-12-0 record on the season to compliment a 2.26 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage for the Idaho Steelheads.

Former Los Angeles Jr. King Tomas Sholl was named to 2018-19 ECHL All-Rookie Team and the All-ECHL Second Team.

A goaltender with the Idaho Steelheads, Sholl is one of six members of the All-Rookie Team and the only goaltender after posting a 25-12-0 record, including three shutouts, to compliment a 2.26 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage.

Sholl leads all ECHL rookie goaltenders in goals-against average and ranks second among rookies in wins while being tied for the league lead in save percentage.

Sholl began his career with the Steelheads after being acquired via trade from the Adirondack Thunder on Feb. 28, 2018, playing in 11 games to close the season while posting a 9-0-2 record in those appearances.

The winning trend tailored into this season, and his 25 victories puts him tied for fifth-most in Steelheads ECHL history for a single season. All three major statistical categories rank in the top-10 single season performances in the franchise’s last 16 seasons in the ECHL.

He was also named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 24 - his third career weekly honor - after a two-win week allowing only two goals with one shutout and a .967 save percentage.

The ECHL All-Rookie Team for 2018-19 is determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media, who were asked to select a goaltender, two defensemen and three forwards.

A rookie is defined as a player who has played in less than 25 professional games at the “AA” level or higher prior to the start of the current season.

Sholl also has spent time last season in the Southern Professional Hockey League with the Macon Mayhem and Evansville Thunderbolts where he went 14-3-3 (one shutout); a 2.53 goals-against average; and a save percentage of .917.

Prior to turning pro, Sholl saw action in 19 games over three seasons at Bowling Green State University going 7-10-0 with two shutouts; a 2.93 goals-against average; and a .891 save percentage.