Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Carrozzi Named CHL Goaltender of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Chris Carrozzi of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors is the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the second week of playoffs ending March 28. Carrozzi won three games between the pipes including a shutout victory and posted a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .949.

Carrozzi backstopped the Majors to a first round series sweep of the Peterborough Petes in OHL playoff action highlighted by a perfect 27 save performance Thursday night in a 3-0 Game four win to close out the series. Carrozzi also made 18 saves in a 2-1 win in Game two of the series last Monday night, and another 29 saves as part of a 5-3 win in Game three of the series last Tuesday.

Carrozzi, a 20-year-old from Nepean, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season with the Majors. The Atlanta Thrashers prospect, drafted in the sixth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, is a strong candidate for OHL Goaltender of the Year after finishing the season with a 19-10-3-2 record with five shutouts and a goals-against-average of 2.36 and save percentage of .916.

Jake Allen of the Drummondville Voltigeurs backstopped his club to a first round sweep of the Lewiston MAINEiacs in QMJHL playoff action. His week included two wins with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .942 to receive consideration for this award. Tyler Bunz won four games in goal for the Medicine Hat Tigers who defeated the Kootenay Ice 4-2 in the first round of the WHL playoffs. He finished his week with a goals-against-average of 1.25 and save percentage of .950.

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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