Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Edmonton Oilers prospect Stuart Skinner of the Swift Current Broncos is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 14 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .980.
Skinner turned aside 49 of the first 50 shots he faced in a Broncos uniform backstopping the club to a pair of victories to improve their record to 31-10-3-0 which ranks second in the WHL’s East Division. On Friday night in his debut he earned first star honours with a 29-save shutout performance in a 4-0 win over the Prince Albert Raiders, then made 20 saves on Saturday in a 9-1 win against the Edmonton Oil Kings.
A 19-year-old from Edmonton, Alta., Skinner was acquired by the Broncos on January 9 after playing more than three full seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes where he was selected in the first round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. In 31 appearances with the Hurricanes this season, Skinner posted a 14-15-2-0 record including four shutouts with a goals-against-average of 3.38 and save percentage of .897. He was a third round pick by the Oilers in the 2017 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Francis Leclerc who went 2-0-0-0 in his first week with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar posting one shutout and making a total of 69 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .958. In the OHL, Boston Bruins prospect Kyle Keyser of the Oshawa Generals posted a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory making 77 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .963.
2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
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)