Bronco’s Groenhyde Named CHL Goalie of the Week

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Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Jon Groenheyde of the Swift Current Broncos is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 1-1-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.01 and save percentage of .975 for the week ending March 4.

Groenheyde made 77 saves in two starts last week including a season-high 45 saves on Friday night to blank the Red Deer Rebels 4-0 where he was named the game’s first star recording his second shutout of the season. He also claimed third star honours on Saturday night with 32 saves in a 2-1 losing cause against the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Groenheyde, a 20-year-old from White Rock, BC, is playing in his fourth full WHL season. He is among the league leaders in minutes played this season with 3237 and carries a 21-27-1-5 record in 58 games for the Broncos with a goals-against-average of 3.46 and save percentage of .900.

Also considered for the award this week was Petr Mrazek of the Ottawa 67’s who went 2-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .975. Former winner Etienne Marcoux of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada also won two games including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .959.

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Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.

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