Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jeremy Helvig of the Kingston Frontenacs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 29 after posting a 2-0-0-1 record including two shutout victories with a goals-against-average of 1.28 and save percentage of .956.
Helvig stopped 87 shots in three games last week helping the Frontenacs earn five of a possible six points to grab hold of fourth place in the OHL’s Eastern Conference standings with a 22-17-5-3 record. His week began on Wednesday with a standout performance despite a 5-4 loss to the Ottawa 67’s making 29 saves in regulation and overtime before denying 12 of 14 shootout attempts. Helvig was perfect the rest of the week stopping all 28 shots he faced on Friday as second star of a 3-0 victory over the Niagara IceDogs, then made 30 saves on Saturday as second star of a 1-0 triumph over the Mississauga Steelheads for his fifth shutout of the season.
A 19-year-old from Markham, ON, Helvig is playing in his third OHL season with the Frontenacs who chose him in the third round of the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. So far this season he carries a 20-14-4-2 record and holds the OHL’s fifth best goals-against-average at 2.62, along with a save percentage of .910 in 41 games. He was selected by the Hurricanes in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Cole Kehler of the Portland Winterhawks who went 1-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .979 making 47 saves in a 4-1 win over the Everett Silvertips, and Julio Billia of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens who posted a 1-0-0-1 record with a shutout victory making 68 saves for a goals-against-average of 0.96 and save percentage of .971.
2016-17 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Matthew Welsh (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Francis Leclerc (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Griffen Outhouse (Victoria Royals)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram (Kamloops Blazers)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Troy Timpano (Erie Otters)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Reilly Pickard (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic (Vancouver Giants)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell (Saskatoon Blades)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Liam Herbst (Guelph Storm)