oronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Mac Carruth of the Portland Winterhawks is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending April 24 after posting a 1-1 record with a goals-against-average of 1.51 and save percentage of .962.
Carruth made 75 saves for the Winterhawks in the first two games of the Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Championship Series against the Spokane Chiefs. He opened the series with 41 saves on Friday night and was named second star despite the 2-1 loss then rebounded with 34 saves on Sunday as the first star of the 2-1 win over the Chiefs to even the series 1-1.
Carruth, a 19-year-old from Shorewood, Minnesota, is playing in his second WHL season with the Winterhawks. The Chicago Blackhawks prospect was selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and has a playoff record of 9-3 with one shutout and a goals-against-average of 2.39 and a league-best save percentage of .934.
JP Anderson of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors and Louis Domingue of the Quebec Remparts were also considered. Anderson went 2-1 with a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 1.97 and save percentage of .929, while Domingue went 2-1 with a goals-against-average of 2.02 and save percentage of .929.
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