Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Etienne Montpetit of the Victoriaville Tigres is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 11 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .951.
Montpetit turned aside 39 shots last week helping the Tigres extend their win-streak to eight while reaching a personal milestone of 100 career victories heading into the final week of regular season play. On Friday night he made 23 saves in a 9-1 win over the Shawinigan Cataractes, then earned first star honours on Sunday with 16 saves in a 7-1 win over the first place Blainville-Boisbriand Armada becoming just the 13th QMJHL netminder to reach the century mark in wins. The Tigres have now climbed up to sixth place in the QMJHL’s overall standings with a 39-20-4-2 record.
A 20-year-old from Sallaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que., Montpetit is playing in his fourth QMJHL season and first with the Tigres since joining the club in January. He played the first three and half years of his career with the Val-d’Or Foreurs who chose him in the eighth round of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft where he accumulated 89 of his 100 wins. Overall this season the overager carries a 23-16-1-1 record including three shutouts with a goals-against-average of 2.60 and save percentage of .925 which ranks second overall.
Also considered for the award this week was Los Angeles Kings prospect Cole Kehler, a two-time recipient, who posted a 3-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory stopping 66 shots for a goals-against-average of 1.23 and save percentage of .947. In the OHL, Boston Bruins prospect Kyle Keyser of the Oshawa Generals went 2-0-0-0 making 63 saves for a goals-against-average 2.50 and save percentage of .926.
2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
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)