Sea Dogs’ Callum Booth named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

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 playoff week ending May 7 after recording a 2-0 victory including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .944.

Booth made 51 saves in the opening two games of the QMJHL Championship Series backstopping the top ranked Sea Dogs to a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven final against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.  In Friday’s Game 1 he turned aside 24 shots as part of the Sea Dogs’ 6-3 triumph on home ice, then earned second star honours before a national Sportsnet and TVA Sports broadcast audience in Game 2 on Saturday in Saint John with 27 saves in the 3-0 win setting a team record with his third shutout of the post-season.  The series for the President Cup shifts to Blainville-Boisbriand for Game 3 on Tuesday followed by Game 4 on Wednesday in another contest available from coast-to-coast on Sportsnet 360 and TVA Sports 2.

A 19-year-old from Montreal, Que., Booth is playing in his fourth QMJHL season and first with the Sea Dogs after being acquired from the Quebec Remparts in December.  So far in the 2017 QMJHL Playoffs the fourth round pick of the Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Draft carries a 14-2 record with the league’s best goals-against-average with a mark of 1.81 along with the second best save percentage at .917.

Also considered for the award this week was Tyler Brown of the Regina Pats who posted a 1-1 record after a pair of overtime decisions to open the WHL Championship Series against the Seattle Thunderbirds making 51 saves and carrying a goals-against-average of 2.39 and save percentage of .911.  Back-to-back award recipient Matthew Mancina of the Mississauga Steelheads continued his stellar play between-the-pipes in the OHL Championship Series making 57 saves despite a pair of losses to the Erie Otters while posting a goals-against-average of 2.04 and save percentage of .934.

2016-17 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:
May 1 – May 7: Callum Booth (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Apr. 24 – Apr. 30: Matthew Mancina (Mississauga Steelheads)
Apr. 17 – Apr. 23: Matthew Mancina (Mississauga Steelheads)
Apr. 10 – Apr. 16: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Apr. 3 – Apr. 9: Joseph Raaymakers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Mar. 27 – Apr. 2: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Mar. 20 – Mar. 26: Kyle Jessiman (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)

2016-17 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 13 – Mar. 19: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
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)

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