Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2014 NHL Draft prospect Alex Nedeljkovic of the Plymouth Whalers is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending September 29 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.92 and save percentage of .938.
Nedeljkovic backstopped the Whalers to two road wins last week beginning with a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa 67’s on Friday night where he made 19 saves. His biggest test was Sunday afternoon against the previously undefeated Kingston Frontenacs. Nedeljkovic faced a total of 44 shots turning aside 42 including four in overtime, then stopped two of three Frontenac shooters to lift the Whalers to a 3-2 shootout win claiming first star honours in the contest.
Nedeljkovic, a 17-year-old from Parma, Ohio, is playing in his second OHL season with the Whalers. Eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft, Nedeljkovic was the only North American goaltender listed as a first round candidate by NHL Central Scouting in their Preliminary Players to Watch List for the 2013-14 season.
Considered again for the award this week was last week’s winner Sebastien Auger of the Saint John Sea Dogs who was strong between the pipes once again posting a 1-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.01 and save percentage of .949. In the WHL, Daniel Wapple of the Medicine Hat Tigers picked up a win in his only start of the week stopping 35 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Swift Current Broncos on Saturday night.
2013-14 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Sept. 23 – Sept. 29: Alex Nedeljkovic (Plymouth Whalers)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Sebastien Auger (Saint John Sea Dogs)