Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Curtis Named CHL Goaltender of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Ian Curtis of the Portland Winterhawks is the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 13. Curtis posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory and a goals-against-average of 1.47 and a save percentage of .957.

Curtis began his week on Tuesday where he stopped a season-high 44 shots in a 4-3 overtime win on the road against the Everett Silvertips. Curtis made 18 of his saves in the second period and stopped the Silvertips on eight of their nine power play opportunities. The two teams faced-off again on Sunday with Curtis shutting the door at home with 23 saves as first star of the game in the 2-0 win over the Silvertips to earn his second shutout of the season and his career.

Curtis, a 19-year-old from Abbotsford, BC, is playing in his third WHL season and has produced an 11-4-0-1 record for the Winterhawks who currently sit in second place in the U.S Division with 43 points.

Also considered for the award was Shane Owen of the Moncton Wildcats and Chris Carrozzi of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors. Owen won three games with one shutout victory and also made 27 saves Sunday in a 7-3 win to end the Saint John Sea Dogs’ 22-game winning streak. Carrozzi stopped 69 of 71 shots in two starts and earned a shutout victory as second star Sunday with 29 saves in an 8-0 win over the Ottawa 67’s.

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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