McCollum takes over in the Grand Rapids Griffins’ crease

Grand Rapids Griffins goaltender Tom McCollum spoke with WZZM 13 regarding his status as the Griffins’ starter after Jared Coreau was recalled to Detroit:

The Grand Rapids Press’s Peter J. Wallner also took note of the Griffins’ change in goal:

With Coreau recalled, the Griffins on Tuesday brought up Matej Machovsky from ECHL’s Toledo Walleye for Wednesday’s home game against Chicago.

Veteran Tom McCollum, who has started 19 games (3.15 GAA, .900 save pct.), will return to No. 1 for the Griffins.

The 24-year-old Machovsky, 24, in his first professional season in North America, leads the ECHL in GAA with a 2.02 mark while also placing third with a 0.928 save percentage. He has an 11-9-1 record with two shutouts in 21 games with the Walleye and has won four of his last six outings.

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5 thoughts on “McCollum takes over in the Grand Rapids Griffins’ crease”

  1. I understand the Griffins need to win games but with the season Machovsky is having for Toledo he needs to play. We need to see if he has a future with the Wings. We know Mccollum doesnt

    1. Macho will get his chance. The Griffins’ schedule is so tough that coach Nelson will have to at least play Machovsky from time to time.

  2. I’m very interested to see what Machovsky can do at the next level. He has been terrific for Toledo. 4 or 5 of his loses came early in the season when the Walleye just didn’t produce goals, which is a rarity for them. He has a bit of swagger and handles the puck quite well.

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