Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Brett Zarowny of the Prince George Cougars is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 16 after posting a 2-1-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .968.
Zarowny stopped 91 shots in three games backstopping the Cougars to a pair of wins this past week. Both wins came against the Vancouver Giants including a 6-0 victory on Saturday night where he recorded his second career shutout with 23 saves as the game’s second star, then on Sunday making 35 saves as first star of the 2-1 win. Zarowny also claimed first star honours earlier in the week despite a tough 2-0 loss to the Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday where he made 33 saves.
Zarowny, a 17-year-old rookie from Edson, AB, has an 8-7-0-0 record with the Cougars so far this season. He ranks third among WHL rookie goaltenders with a goals-against-average of 2.97 and second in save percentage with a mark of .910.
Also considered for the award this week was Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Matt Murray of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds who went 3-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.65 and save percentage of .938, while Los Angeles Kings prospect Christopher Gibson of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens went 1-1-0-1 with a goals-against-average of 1.63 and save percentage of .940.
2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Brett Zarowny, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: JP Anderson, Sarnia Sting
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Kevin Bailie, London Knights
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Patrik Bartosak, Red Deer Rebels
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Mackenzie Skapski, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 : Philippe Cadorette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 : Michael Giugovaz, Peterborough Petes
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 : Jordon Cooke, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 : Eetu Laurikainen, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30 : Sébastien Auger, Saint John Sea Dogs
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23 : John Gibson, Kitchener Rangers