Wednesday-November 05, 2008
Toronto, Ontario – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the CHL Mosaik MasterCard Top 10 Rankings for this week. The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.CHL Mosaik MasterCard Top-10 Rankings – Week 8
Rank Team (Record) Last Week Number of Weeks in Rankings
1. Windsor Spitfires (17-1-0-0) 1 8
2. Moncton Wildcats (16-0-2-0) 2 7
3. Vancouver Giants (12-0-0-3) 4 6
4. Shawinigan Cataractes (17-4-0-0) 7 5
5. Calgary Hitmen (15-4-1-0) 3 3
6. Quebec Remparts (13-3-0-1) 5 5
7. London Knights (11-5-0-1) 6 5
8. Swift Current Broncos (13-5-0-0) - 5
9. Spokane Chiefs (10-3-0-3) 8 8
10. Guelph Storm (11-6-1-1) 9 6
ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Mike Murphy of the Belleville Bulls is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 2. Murphy posted a 1.33 goals-against-average and a .962 save percentage compiling a 3-0-0-0 record this week for the Bulls.
On Wednesday night Murphy would make 35 saves at home in a 5-1 win over the Peterborough Petes and was named the third star of the game. Murphy would again allow just one goal in the game at home Saturday night making 29 saves to beat the Owen Sound Attack 4-1. His week would conclude Sunday with a 37 save performance to beat the host team Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 3-2.
Murphy, a 19-year-old from Inverary, ON currently leads all OHL goaltenders with a league best goals-against-average of 2.12 and save percentage of .938 in 14 games played. Last season Murphy was named the OHL Goaltender of the Year. Murphy will backstop Team OHL on November 24 in St. Catharines in the 2008 ADT Canada Russia Challenge.
P.E.I. Rocket goaltender Bobby Nadeau posted a 1.95 goals-against-average and a .949 save percentage helping the Rocket to a 2-0-0-1 record this week representing the QMJHL nominee. In the WHL, Mark Guggenberger of the Swift Current Broncos went 2-0-0-0 this week with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and a save percentage of .966.
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2008-09 ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week
Nov. 4 – Mike Murphy, Belleville Bulls
Oct. 28 – Nicola Riopel, Moncton Wildcats
Oct. 21 – Brandon Foote, Brampton Battalion
Oct. 14 – Calvin Pickard, Seattle Thunderbirds
Oct. 7 – Olivier Roy, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Sept. 30 – Andrew Engelage, Windsor Spitfires
Sept. 23 – Jamie Tucker, Vancouver Giants
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