Generals’ Kyle Keyser named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week


Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Kyle Keyser of the Oshawa Generals is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the first week of playoff action ending March 24 with a 2-0 record, a goals-against average of 1.00, and save percentage of .967.

Keyser claims the honour for the first time this year after turning aside 58 shots over two playoff games versus the Peterborough Petes to help his team find the win column in both contests. In Friday’s series opener, Keyser stopped all 33 shots to record his first career OHL playoff shutout and received first star honours in a 7-0 final. The Boston Bruins prospect then followed up that performance in Game 2 on Sunday when he surrendered just two goals on 27 shots en route to an 8-2 victory and a 2-0 series lead. The series resumes Tuesday in Peterborough.

The 20-year-old Keyser has completed four seasons in the OHL. Through 47 games this year, the Floridian posted a 32-8-3-0 record with a 2.75 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.

Also considered for the award this week was Colten Ellis of the Rimouski Oceanic, who won both of his appearances versus the Chicoutimi Sagueneens, including a four-overtime marathon in Game 2 on Saturday in which he turned aside 53 shots in an eventual 3-2 win. Ellis holds a .944 save rate across the two games. In the WHL, Carl Tetachuk of the Lethbridge Hurricanes helped carry his squad to a 2-0 series edge over the Calgary Hitmen, coming away with a goals-against average of 1.43 and a save percentage of .955 in the pair of victories.

2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Playoffs:
Mar. 18 – Mar. 24: Kyle Keyser (Oshawa Generals)

2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Mar. 11 – Mar. 17: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Joel Hofer (Portland Winterhawks)
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Mads Sogaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Jet Greaves (Barrie Colts)
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
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: Emile 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)

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