Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Jordan Binnington of the Owen Sound Attack is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 12 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a 0.97 goals-against-average and a save percentage of .972.
Binnington made 105 saves last week in three wins for the Attack who currently sit fifth in the OHL’s Western Conference standings. He began his week with 29 saves Wednesday night against the Erie Otters, also stopping five of six attempts in the shootout and was named first star of the 2-1 win. On Thursday night he made 45 saves and was named second star of a 4-2 win over the Brampton Battalion. His week wrapped up Saturday night where he earned his first shutout of the season with 31 saves as third star of a 12-0 win over the Peterborough Petes.
Binnington, an 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, ON, is playing in his third season with the defending OHL champion Attack. Selected in the third round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues, Binnington was named Top Goaltender at the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup.
Also considered for the award this week was Halifax Mooseheads rookie Zachary Fucale who went 2-1-0-1 with a goals-against-average of 1.44 and save percentage of .958. In the WHL, Nathan Lieuwen of the Kootenay Ice posted a 2-1-0-0 record with one shutout and a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .952.
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