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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

OIL KINGS' BROSSOIT NAMED VAUGHN CHL GOALIE OF THE WEEK



Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that for the second straight week Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 22 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .975.

Brossoit made 77 saves in the opening two games of the WHL’s Eastern Conference Finals helping the Oil Kings take an early 2-0 series lead against the Moose Jaw Warriors.  In Game 1 of the series on Friday he made 29 saves as part of the 6-1 victory, then stopped a season-high and playoff career-high 48 shots on Sunday as first star of the 6-1 victory over the Warriors in Game 2 of the series.

Brossoit, a 19-year-old from Surrey, BC, is playing in his second full WHL season with the Oil Kings.  A sixth round pick of the Calgary Flames in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Brossoit has now won 19 straight games including 10 straight playoff victories.  He finished the regular season with a 42-13-2-3 record including three shutouts with a 2.47 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage and currently has a 1.40 goals-against-average and .950 save percentage in 10 playoff games.

Also considered for the award this week was Petr Mrazek of the Ottawa 67’s who made 121 saves in three games winning two of his decisions with a goals-against-average of 2.88 and save percentage of .931.  In the QMJHL, Mathieu Corbeil of the Saint John Sea Dogs won both of his starts against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens posting a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .952.

2011-12 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:
Apr. 16 – Apr. 22 : Laurent Brossoit, Edmonton Oil Kings
Apr. 9 – Apr. 15 : Laurent Brossoit, Edmonton Oil Kings
Apr. 2 – Apr. 8 : John Gibson, Kitchener Rangers
Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Tyler Bunz, Medicine Hat Tigers
Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Sagueneens

2011-12 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Garret Sparks, Guelph Storm
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Brandon Maxwell, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Feb. 27 – Mar. 4: Jon Groenheyde, Swift Current Broncos
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Brandon Maxwell, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Jordan Binnington, Owen Sound Attack
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Mathias Niederberger, Barrie Colts
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Philippe Cadorette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Ty Rimmer, Tri-City Americans
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Jacob Gervais-Chouinard, Rimouski Oceanic
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Christopher Festarini, Niagara IceDogs
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Étienne Marcoux, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Joel Vienneau, Sudbury Wolves
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Malcolm Subban, Belleville Bulls
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Calvin Pickard, Seattle Thunderbirds
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Roman Will, Moncton Wildcats
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Malcolm Subban, Belleville Bulls
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Tyler Bunz, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Eric Comrie, Tri-City Americans
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Patrik Bartosak, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: François Tremblay, Val d’Or Foreurs
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Jimmy Appleby, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Michael Houser, London Knights

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