Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2019 NHL Draft hopeful Mads Sogaard of the Medicine Hat Tigers is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the regular season week ending February 10 with a 3-0-0-0 record and a goals-against average of 1.30 and save percentage of .960.
Sogaard claims the honour for the second time this season after turning aside 96 shots in three games last week to help the Tigers improve to 31-18-3-2 on the season. Against the Kootenay ICE on Wednesday, Sogaard stopped 23 shots in an eventual 6-3 victory. Two nights later, Sogaard received first star honours following his 41-save performance against the Everett Silvertips to earn his third shutout of the season in a 1-0 win. He then wrapped the week Sunday with 32 saves against the Portland Winterhawks en route to a 2-1 victory and back-to-back first star honours.
The 18-year-old Danish netminder is competing in his first season in the Western Hockey League after being selected 32nd overall by the Tigers in the 2018 CHL Import Draft. In 27 games this season, the rookie has notched a 15-4-2 record alongside a .935 save percentage and 2.19 goals-against average. Sogaard was listed third among North American goaltenders in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings for the 2019 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Tristan Cote-Cazenave of the Victoriaville Tigres who posted a 2-0-0-1 record, including back-to-back shutouts for a goals-against average of 1.33 and save percentage of .960. In the OHL, Los Angeles Kings prospect Jacob Ingham of the Mississauga Steelheads went 3-0-0-0, stopping 86 shots for a goals-against average of 1.26 and save percentage of .956.
2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
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)