Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Ty Rimmer of the Tri-City Americans is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 8 after posting two shutout victories with a perfect goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.
Rimmer combined for 64 saves in his two shutout wins including a 42-save performance last Wednesday as first star of a 5-0 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors. He then picked up his league-leading fifth shutout of the season on Saturday with 22 saves as third star of a 4-0 win over the Everett Silvertips. The Americans have now won 13 straight games and are the WHL’s top ranked team with a 32-7-0-0 record for 64 points.
Rimmer, a 19-year-old from Edmonton, AB, is playing in his second full WHL season and first with the Americans. With a 19-4-0-0 record, he carries the league’s best goals-against-average and save percentage with marks of 1.85 and .938 respectively.
Also considered for the award this week was former winner Roman Will of the Moncton Wildcats who went 2-0-0-1 with a goals-against-average of 0.97 and save percentage of .966. Matt Mahalak of the Plymouth Whalers went 2-0-0-0 recording a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.44 and save percentage of .961.
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