Rancho Cucamonga native Delia named AHL Player of the Week
The American Hockey League announced today that Rockford IceHogs goaltender Collin Delia has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 4, 2018.
Delia turned aside 72 of the 73 shots he faced in two starts last week, posting a 0.50 goals-against average, a .986 save percentage and the first shutout of his professional career.
On Wednesday evening Delia made 38 saves to anchor Rockford’s defense in a 2-1 victory over Texas, and on Saturday night he stopped 34 shots in a 3-0 blanking of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Delia was named the game’s first star in both contests.
A rookie out of Merrimack College, Delia has a record of 11-6-2 in 19 appearances with Rockford this season – including a 10-2-2 mark in his last 14 decisions – along with a 2.78 goals-against average, a .901 save percentage and one shutout.
The 23-year-old native of Rancho Cucamonga signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 28, 2017, after being named a Hockey East Third Team All-Star in 2016-17.
In recognition of being named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week, Delia will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming IceHogs home game.
In his youth days, Delia played for the OC Hockey Club and California Titans.
(March 6, 2018)