Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Patrik Bartosak of the Red Deer Rebels is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 25 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory along with an impressive goals-against-average of 0.63 and save percentage of .982.
Bartosak turned aside 108 shots last week backstopping the Rebels to three straight wins beginning Tuesday night where he was perfect making 43 saves to record his first shutout of the season as first star of a 4-0 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers. He followed that up with a pair of shootout victories including Friday night’s 2-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes where he made 23 saves and stopped all three shooters. He was then named first star of Saturday night’s 2-1 shootout win over the Moose Jaw Warriors making 42 saves and stopping three of four shooters to preserve the victory.
Bartosak, a 19-year-old from Koprivnice, Czech Republic, is playing in his second WHL season with the Rebels. He currently holds a 13-7-1-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.35 along with the third highest save percentage in the WHL with a mark of .933.
Also considered for the award this week was Garret Sparks of the Guelph Storm who went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .968. Rookie Alexandre Belanger of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies also went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory and a goals-against-average of 1.00 along with a save percentage of .961.
2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Patrik Bartosak, Red Deer Rebels
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Mackenzie Skapski, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 : Philippe Cadorette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 : Michael Giugovaz, Peterborough Petes
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 : Jordon Cooke, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 : Eetu Laurikainen, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30 : Sébastien Auger, Saint John Sea Dogs
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23 : John Gibson, Kitchener Rangers