Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Majors’ Brandon Maxwell Named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that for the second time in three weeks Brandon Maxwell of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week. For the week ending March 11 he posted a 3-0-0-0 record including two shutout victories and a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .972.

Maxwell backstopped the Majors to three straight wins securing a berth in the OHL playoffs for the defending Eastern Conference champions. He picked up two straight shutout victories including a 43-save performance against the first place Niagara IceDogs where he was named first star of the 2-0 win. His second shutout of the week was another road victory over the Kingston Frontenacs last Friday night where he stopped all 28 shots in the 9-0 victory. The Majors wrapped up their eastern Ontario road trip with a 6-3 win over the Ottawa 67’s on Sunday with Maxwell making 35 saves in the victory.

Maxwell, a 20-year-old from Cambridge, ON, is playing in his third OHL season. Since being acquired by the Majors from the Sting midway through the season he has posted an 14-10-0-1 record with four shutouts and a goals-against-average of 2.64 and save percentage of .928.

Also considered for the award this week was Ty Rimmer of the Tri-City Americans who went 3-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.07 and save percentage of .963. Shawinigan’s Alex Dubeau went 2-0-0-0 for the Cataractes posting a goals-against-average of 1.76 and save percentage of .931.

(Nathan can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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