Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Edmonton Oilers prospect Olivier Rodrigue of the Drummondville Voltigeurs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the regular season week ending January 20 posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .963.
Rodrigue backstopped the Voltigeurs to a pair of victories last week that extended their winning-streak to five games improving their record to 35-9-1-0 where they remain in second place in the QMJHL’s overall standings. He turned aside 52 shots in total beginning with a 15-save effort on Tuesday night as second star of a 7-1 win over the Victoriaville Tigres, then made 37 saves on Saturday as third star of a 6-1 road win over the Sherbrooke Phoenix.
An 18-year-old from Chicoutimi, QC, Rodrigue is playing in his third season with Drummondville after being the third overall pick by the Voltigeurs in the 2016 QMJHL Entry Draft. He currently leads the league in wins carrying a personal record of 27-6-1-0 while his goals-against-average of 2.44 and save percentage of .902 are among the league’s leaders. He was chosen by the Oilers in the second round of the 2018 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Stephen Dhillon of the Niagara IceDogs who posted a 3-0-0-0 record with one shutout making 102 saves in total for a 1.67 goals-against-average with a .953 save percentage. In the WHL, James Porter of the Kelowna Rockets finished the week with a 1-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory stopping all 44 shots faced in a pair of appearances for a perfect goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.
2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Olivier Rodrigue (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Kevin Mandolese (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Ivan Prosvetov (Saginaw Spirit)
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Mads Sogaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Kyle Jessiman (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joseph Raaymakers (London Knights)
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Émile Samson (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Alexis Gravel (Halifax Mooseheads)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner (Vancouver Giants)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luke Richardson (Kitchener Rangers)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)