Thursday, October 13, 2011

Foreurs’ François Tremblay Named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that François Tremblay of the Val d’Or Foreurs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 9.  In three games Tremblay earned two shutout wins and suffered one shootout loss posting a goals-against-average of 1.30 and save percentage of .956.

After making 19 saves and suffering a 5-4 shootout loss to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Wednesday night, Tremblay earned two straight shutout victories including a 1-0 win over the Chicoutimi Sagueneens on Friday and a 2-0 win over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Sunday.  He made 28 saves and was named first star against the Sagueneens before stopping 39 shots as second star in the victory over the Armada giving him the first two shutouts of his career.

Tremblay, a 17-year-old from Baie-Comeau, QC, is playing in his second QMJHL season with the Foreurs.  Eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, he currently leads the league with two shutouts and has a 6-4-0-2 record with a goals-against-average of 2.87 and save percentage of .902.

Also considered for the award this week was John Chartrand of the Belleville Bulls and Andrey Makarov of the Saskatoon Blades.  Chartrand earned two wins including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .967, while Makarov picked up a pair of victories also posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .967.

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