April 3, 2013, Toronto, ON (ISN) – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with one shutout along with a goals-against-average of 0.67 and save percentage of .971 for the playoff week ending March 31.
Brossoit allowed just two goals on 70 shots in the final three games of the top ranked Oil Kings’ first round WHL Eastern Conference playoff series against the Kootenay Ice backstopping the defending champs to a 4-1 series victory. Tied 1-1, the series shifted to Cranbrook, BC, for Game 3 last Tuesday night where Brossoit made 24 saves and was named second star of the 7-1 Oil Kings win. The next night Brossoit earned his second shutout of the series and fourth of his playoff career with 20 saves to claim first star honours in the 4-0 victory. Leading the series 3-1, Brossoit and the Oil Kings returned to Edmonton and shut the door before a Sportsnet Friday Night Hockey audience where he made 24 stops to preserve the 4-1 win.
Brossoit, who recently turned 20-years-old, is from Surrey, BC, and playing in his third full WHL season. Selected by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Draft, Brossoit leads the 2013 WHL Playoffs with a goals-against-average of 0.76 and his save percentage of .968 is ranked second in the league.
Also considered for the award this week was Franky Palazzese of the Sudbury Wolves who went 3-0-0-0 including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.49 and save percentage of .956 to help the Wolves to a first round playoff win over the Brampton Battalion. In the QMJHL, Philippe Trudeau of the Val-d’Or Foreurs went 2-0-1-0 with one shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 1.65 and save percentage of .951 in three games against the PEI Rocket.
2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Playoffs:
Mar 25 – 31: Laurent Brossoit, Edmonton Oil Kings
Mar. 18 – Mar. 24: Cam Lanigan, Medicine Hat Tigers
2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Mar. 11 – Mar. 17: Matt Mahalak, Plymouth Whalers
Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: François Brassard, Quebec Remparts
Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Alex Nedeljkovic, Plymouth Whalers
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Malcolm Subban, Belleville Bulls
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Zachary Fucale, Halifax Mooseheads
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Brandon Whitney, Victoriaville Tigres
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