Saskatoon Blades’ Andrey Makarov named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

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February 6, 2013, Toronto, ON (ISN) – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Andrey Makarov of the Saskatoon Blades is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 3 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with one shutout along with a goals-against-average of 0.67 and save percentage of .982.

Makarov stopped 107 shots in three games backstopping the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup host Blades to three wins last week. He picked up back-to-back first star honours beginning with a Wednesday night win over the Brandon Wheat Kings where he made 38 saves in the 5-1 victory, then picked up his sixth shutout of the season to match the WHL high on Friday with 42 saves in a 6-0 win over the Calgary Hitmen. He finished his week with a 27-save performance on Saturday as third star in a 4-1 win over the Swift Current Broncos.

Makarov, a 19-year-old from Kazan, Russia, is playing in his second WHL season with the Blades. A 2013 World Junior Championship silver medalist with Russia, Makarov has a 22-16-0-3 record with a goals-against-average of 2.61 and save percentage of .918 for the Blades who are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference with 59 points.

Also considered for the award this week was Zachary Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads who won two games with one shutout and a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .984, and Matej Machovsky of the Brampton Battalion who went 2-0-0-1 with one shutout along with a goals-against-average of 1.30 and save percentage of .953.

2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Andrey Makarov, Saskatoon Blades

Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Alex Dubeau, Moncton Wildcats

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