First AHL shutout for goalie Lieuwen

Abbotsford native Nathan Lieuwen earned his first AHL victory and shutout on Sunday on behalf of the Rochester Americans.

Abbotsford native Nathan Lieuwen earned his first American Hockey League victory and shutout on Sunday on behalf of the Rochester Americans.

Lieuwen, a rookie pro making his third start with the Buffalo Sabres affiliate, turned aside 39 shots and earned first star honours as Rochester blanked the San Antonio Rampage 3-0.

A sixth-round draft choice by the Sabres in 2011, Lieuwen has spent the bulk of the 2012-13 season in the ECHL with the Greenville Road Warriors, where he went 14-10-2 with a 2.93 goals against average and a .903 save percentage.