Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes prospect Callum Booth of the Saint John Sea Dogs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 12 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .962.
Booth turned aside 51 shots last week for the first place Sea Dogs in a pair of victories to stretch the club’s winning-streak to seven and point-streak to 13 which includes 11 victories in that span. Booth earned first star honours last Tuesday with a 24-save performance in a 3-1 victory over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, then was named third star on Friday with 27 saves in a first place showdown in the Maritimes Division defeating the Charlottetown Islanders by a 5-1 score. The Sea Dogs enter the final week of regular season action with a chance to secure first place overall carrying a 46-13-5-1 record with three games remaining.
A 19-year-old from Montreal, Quebec, Booth is playing in his fourth QMJHL season. Originally chosen by the Quebec Remparts in the third round of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft, Booth played 126 games for the Remparts over three and a half years before being acquired by the Sea Dogs in December. The fourth round pick of the Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Draft currently leads all QMJHL goaltenders with 30 wins, holds the league’s second best save percentage with a mark of .910, and has the fifth best goals-against-average at 2.65.
Also considered for the award this week was Tyler Brown of the Regina Pats who posted a 3-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory making 93 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .949. In the OHL, rookie Christian Propp of the Barrie Colts made 66 saves and posted a 1-1-0-0 record including his first career shutout victory carrying a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .957.
2016-17 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 6 – Mar. 12: Callum Booth (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Feb. 27 – Mar. 5: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Brodan Salmond (Kelowna Rockets)
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Stuart Skinner (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Matthew Welsh (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Francis Leclerc (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Griffen Outhouse (Victoria Royals)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram (Kamloops Blazers)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Troy Timpano (Erie Otters)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Reilly Pickard (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic (Vancouver Giants)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell (Saskatoon Blades)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Liam Herbst (Guelph Storm)