October 8, 2013, Prince George, B.C. (ISN) – The Prince George Cougars are pleased to announce that rookie goaltender Ty Edmonds (Winnipeg, MB) has been named the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week.
The 1996-born Edmonds went 2-1 last week with two shutouts in three starts. Edmonds stopped all 31 shots he faced on Tuesday, October 1st in a 2-0 Cougars victory over the Victoria Royals. The next night Edmonds stopped 23 of the 24 shots he faced in a 1-0 loss to the Royals. Edmonds wrapped up his week with 27 saves in a 3-0 shutout victory over the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday, October 5th
Last week Edmonds stopped 81 of the 82 shots he faced and had a goals-against-average of 0.34 along with a save percentage of .988. So far Edmonds is 4-1 on the season with a goals-against-average of 1.68 and a save percentage of .939. His two shutouts are tops in the entire WHL.
Edmonds was selected by the Prince George Cougars in the ninth round of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, and has a career record of 5-1-0-0 with a 1.66 goals-against-average and a .940 save percentage.
Also considered for the award this week was Philippe Cadorette of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar who won two games with a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .927, while Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 17-year-old rookie Brandon Halverson earned a 32-save shutout victory in his first career OHL start Saturday night in a 4-0 win over the Belleville Bulls.
Edmonds and the Prince George Cougars return to action on Friday, October 11th at home against the Everett Silvertips.
Prince George Cougars Season Tickets are still available by calling Ticketmaster at 250-564-5585.