FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2022
MARTIN TAKES RIGHTFUL PLACE IN ECHL HOF
Joel Martin joins 14th class of the ECHL HOF
JACKSONVILLE, FL – Former Kalamazoo Wings goaltender, and current assistant coach, Joel Martin was formally inducted into the 14th class of the ECHL Hall of Fame during the 2022 Warrior Hockey/ECHL All-Star Classic in Jacksonville on Monday.
Martin is the franchise’s record holder for games played (422), wins (229), shutouts (21), and played parts of 10 seasons in the ECHL with the K-Wings, Columbus, Trenton, Augusta and Elmira.
The historic former netminder ranks second in league history with 22,962 minutes played, third with 394 appearances and fourth with 199 ECHL wins. Martin is also the only goaltender in league history to record 30 or more victories in three seasons.
Joining Martin as Hall of Fame inductees is Cincinnati Cyclones Owner Ray Harris, former South Carolina Stingrays captain Brett Marietti and former on-ice official Tim Nowak.
The Kalamazoo Wings are a professional hockey team located in southwest Michigan that has been a staple in the Kalamazoo, MI professional sports landscape since 1974. The K-Wings compete in the ECHL and are the AA affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets and American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.