Winterhawks’ Mac Carruth Named Vaughn CHL Goal Tender of the Week

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Jeff Hubert

April 24, 2013, Toronto, ON (ISN) – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Mac Carruth of the Portland Winterhawks is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 21 with a 2-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .984.

Carruth backstopped the Winterhawks to two straight wins to open the WHL’s Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Kamloops Blazers. He was named first star in both contests including Game 1 on Friday night where he made 33 saves in the 4-1 victory, and on Saturday where he made 27 saves as part of the

4-0 shutout victory. The win was the 43rd playoff victory of his career which builds on the WHL record he set last week with win number 41 in the Conference Semi-Finals against the Spokane Chiefs.

Carruth, a 21-year-old from Shorewood, MN, is playing in his fourth WHL season with the Winterhawks and claims this award for the third time this season. The Chicago Blackhawks prospect and Western Conference nominee for WHL Goaltender of the Year has a playoff record of 10-2 including three shutouts with a goals-against-average of 1.53 and save percentage of .938.

Also considered for the award this week was Philippe Cadorette of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar who won two games against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the QMJHL Semi-Finals with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .965. In the OHL, Mathias Niederberger of the Barrie Colts went 1-1 against the Belleville Bulls in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals posting a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.51 and save percentage of .959.

2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Playoffs:

Apr. 15 – Apr. 21: Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks

Apr. 8 – Apr. 14: Malcolm Subban, Belleville Bulls

Apr. 1 – Apr. 7: Zachary Fucale, Halifax Mooseheads

Mar. 25 – Mar. 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

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