Americans’ Patrick Dea named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week


 Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Patrick Dea of the Tri-City Americans is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 8 after posting a 2-0 record including one shutout for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .981.

Dea turned aside 52 of the 53 shots he faced last week backstopping the Americans to a pair of wins against the Victoria Royals to open second round WHL Playoffs action.  On Friday night in Game 1 Dea recorded his second shutout of the post-season with a 27-save performance in a 7-0 decision, then made 25 saves in Game 2 on Saturday earning third star honours in the 4-1 victory.  Dea and the Americans remain undefeated so far in these playoffs and look to continue their streak when action resumes Tuesday and Wednesday night on home ice.

A 21-year-old from St. Albert, Alta., this marks the second time in four weeks where Dea has received the CHL honours.  The veteran of four WHL seasons appeared in 47 games this season in his Americans debut carrying a record of 22-14-7-0 with two shutouts along with a goals-against-average of 3.17 and save percentage of .913.  He had previously dressed for the Edmonton Oil Kings for three seasons after being chosen by the club in the first round of the 2012 Bantam Draft.  His playoff record now stands at 5-0 with a goals-against-average of 2.33 and save percentage of .919.

Also considered for the award this week was Mario Culina of the Kitchener Rangers with one win and an overtime loss in their second round series against the Sarnia Sting making 61 saves to date for a goals-against-average of 2.30 and save percentage of .924.  In the QMJHL playoffs, Matthew Welsh of the Charlottetown Islanders posted a 3-1-0-0 record in games against the Quebec Remparts and Halifax Mooseheads making 144 saves for a goals-against-average of 3.15 and save percentage of .917.

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 2 – Apr. 8: Patrick Dea (Tri-City Americans)
Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Stuart Skinner (Swift Current Broncos)

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Patrick Dea (Tri-City Americans)
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Etienne Montpetit (Victoriaville Tigres)
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Shane Farkas (Portland Winterhawks)
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Emanuel Vella (Mississauga Steelheads)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Riley Lamb (Red Deer Rebels)
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Brody Willms (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Zachary Bouthillier (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Mario Culina (Kitchener Rangers)
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Stuart Skinner (Swift Current Broncos)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: James Porter (Kelowna Rockets)
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Tristan Bérubé (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Anthony Morrone (Victoriaville Tigres)
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Justin Fazio (Sarnia Sting)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranada Huskies)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Logan Flodell (Swift Current Broncos)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Dereck Baribeau (Quebec Remparts)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)

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