January 2, 2013, TORONTO, ON. ,(ISN) – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Austin Lotz of the Everett Silvertips is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 30 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 0.98 and save percentage of .973.
Lotz backstopped the Silvertips to a pair of one-goal victories against U.S Division rivals the Seattle Thunderbirds last week. On Friday night he made 38 saves – including 17 in the third period – as first star preserving a 2-1 win, then on Saturday he made 34 saves as second star of a 2-1 overtime decision.
Lotz, a 17-year-old from St. Adolphe, Manitoba, is playing in his second WHL season with the Silvertips. He has won four of his last six starts, allowing a only a single goal against in each win and posting an impressive 1.91 goals-against average and .944 saves percentage in that span. So far this season he carries a 3.35 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage in 21 games, posting a 7-12-0-1 record.
Also considered for the award this week was Christopher Gibson of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens after posting a 1-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.53 and save percentage of .931, and Brandon Hope of the Owen Sound Attack who went 2-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .944.
2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Austin Lotz, Everett Silvertips
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Brett Zarowny, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: JP Anderson, Sarnia Sting
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Kevin Bailie, London Knights
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Patrik Bartosak, Red Deer Rebels
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Mackenzie Skapski, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 : Philippe Cadorette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 : Michael Giugovaz, Peterborough Petes
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 : Jordon Cooke, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 : Eetu Laurikainen, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30 : Sébastien Auger, Saint John Sea Dogs
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23 : John Gibson, Kitchener Rangers
The Silvertips return to action Friday night against Spokane at Comcast Arena. Opening faceoff for Everett’s first game of 2013 is set for 7:35 pm as the ‘Tips face the Chiefs for the fifth time this season.
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