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Mr. November: Walleye netminder earns ECHL honor

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    Toledo Walleye goalie Pat Nagle, turning away a shot by Cincinnati's Vaclav Karabacek, earned the ECHL's goaltender of the month award for November.

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Toledo Walleye veteran Pat Nagle was named the ECHL's goaltender of the month for November.

Nagle, who is in his first season with the Walleye, has played in 16 of the team's 21 games. In November, Nagle posted a 7-1-1 record with a 2.66 goals-against average and a save percentage of .907 in nine appearances during the month.

The 30-year-old opened the month on a seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1), and made at least 26 saves in six of his nine appearances. Nagle made a season-high 36 saves in a 5-3 win Nov. 11 against Wheeling and followed that with 33 saves in a 6-3 victory Nov. 16 against Fort Wayne.

Nagle was named ECHL goaltender of the week for the seven-day stretch ending Nov. 6. He went 3-0-0 with a 2.03 GAA and a save percentage of .933 in three appearances.

The native of Bloomfield, Mich., leads the ECHL with 12 wins, and he is tied for sixth with a 2.36 GAA.

Nagle has appeared in 238 career ECHL games with Toledo, Fort Wayne, Idaho, and Florida. He has an overall mark of 135-60-26 with 11 shutouts, a 2.60 GAA, and a save percentage of .912.

The Walleye (14-4-3), who are 7-2-1 in their past 10 games, host Fort Wayne in a special school celebration game at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday.

Contact Mark Monroe at: mmonroe@theblade.com419-724-6354, or on Twitter @MonroeBlade.

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