IceDogs’ Stephen Dhillon named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week


Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Stephen Dhillon of the Niagara IceDogs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the regular season week ending February 24 with a 4-0-0-0 record, two shutouts, a goals-against average of 1.00, and save percentage of .966.

Dhillon claims the honour for the second time this season after stopping 113 shots in four games last week to help the IceDogs improve to 37-15-7-0 on the season. Against the Peterborough Petes on Monday, Dhillon turned aside 30 shots in an eventual 5-2 victory en route to second star honours. Three nights later, he came up with a 31-save performance against the Kitchener Rangers in a 10-2 win for his second-straight victory. Dhillon then wrapped the week with a pair of shutouts over the Petes and the Owen Sound Attack, combining for 52 saves over the two contests. Saturday’s 5-0 victory over Peterborough earned him first star honours and marked his 90th career victory as he became Niagara’s all-time franchise leader in wins, while Sunday’s 9-0 defeat of the Attack brought third star recognition as he set the club’s single season wins record with 31.

The 20-year-old native of Buffalo, N.Y., is competing in his fifth season with the IceDogs. In 50 games this season, Dhillon owns a 31-10-7-0 record alongside five shutouts, a 2.94 goals-against average, and .911 save percentage.

Also considered for the award this week was Cole McLaren of the Halifax Mooseheads after he posted a 2-0-0-0 record including one shutout making 61 saves for a goals-against average of 0.50 and save percentage of .984. In the WHL, Dylan Myskiw of the Edmonton Oil Kings went 3-0-0-0 with one shutout stopping 88 shots in total for a goals-against average of 1.00 and save percentage of .967.

2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
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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