Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Troy Timpano of the Erie Otters is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 30 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .962.
Timpano extended his personal win-streak to a perfect eight games to start the 2016-17 campaign making 51 saves last week for the first place Otters. On Thursday night he made 24 saves as part of a 5-2 win over the Barrie Colts, then earned first star honours Saturday with a 27-save performance recording his second shutout of the season by a 6-0 score over the Saginaw Spirit. The Otters have a share of the OHL’s Midwest Division lead with 21 points powered by a 10-3-1-0 record through 14 games.
An 18-year-old from Pickering, ON, Timpano is playing in his fourth career OHL season and first with the Otters after being acquired in the off-season from the Sudbury Wolves where he was a second round pick in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. Through eight games he leads the OHL with a 1.88 goals-against-average, and has the second best save percentage with a mark of .931.
Also considered for the award this week was Payton Lee of the Kootenay Ice who posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .957, and Florida Panthers prospect Samuel Montembeault of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada who went 3-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .933.
2016-17 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
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)