Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Kevin
Bailie of the London Knights is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
for the week ending December 2 after posting a 4-0-0-0 record with a
goals-against-average of 1.96 and save percentage of .944.
Bailie made 135 saves last week backstopping the Knights to four
victories and extending the club’s winning streak to 15 straight games.
He capped off an impressive week by making 36 saves on Sunday afternoon
then stopped 16 out of 19 shooters to hold onto the 4-3 win in the
OHL’s longest shootout in league history. Bailie also earned wins
against tough Midwest Division opponents including the Guelph Storm on
Saturday where he made 30 saves as second star of a 3-1 win, and on
Tuesday against the Kitchener Rangers where he made 39 saves in another
3-1 victory. Bailie’s 30 saves on Friday also helped the Knights defeat
the Eastern Conference leading Barrie Colts by a 5-3 score.
Bailie, a 20-year-old from Belleville, ON, is playing in his fifth
OHL season and first with the Knights after playing four seasons with
the Oshawa Generals. With a 13-4-0-1 record, Bailie is also among
league leaders with a goals-against-average of 2.20 and save percentage
Also considered for the award this week was Rimouski Oceanic rookie
Philippe Desrosiers who went 3-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of
1.67 and save percentage of .950, while Justin Paulic of the Moose Jaw
Warriors who went 2-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.44 and save
percentage of .936.
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