January 23, 2013, Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Cam Lanigan of the Medicine Hat Tigers is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory and a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .982 for the week ending January 20.
Lanigan stopped 54 of 55 shots faced last week and helped the seventh place Tigers earn a pair of wins over top WHL Eastern Conference competition. He made 28 saves including 12 in the third period on Friday to preserve a 2-1 victory over the first place Edmonton Oil Kings and was recognized as second star of the game. On Sunday he was perfect between the pipes against the fourth place Red Deer Rebels stopping all 26 shots he faced in a 3-0 victory claiming second star honours with his second shutout of the month.
Lanigan, a 20-year-old from Calgary, AB, is playing in his fifth WHL season. In 30 games this season with the Tigers, Lanigan has a 13-10-1-1 record with two shutouts and a goals-against-average of 2.98 and save percentage of .907.
Also considered for the award this week was Mathias Niederberger of the Barrie Colts who went 2-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 2.40 and save percentage of .950, and Alex Dubeau of the Moncton Wildcats who posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory and a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .979.
2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
- Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Cam Lanigan, Medicine Hat Tigers
- Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Matt Murray, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
- Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
- 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