Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that
Christopher Gibson of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens is the Vaughn CHL
Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 6 after posting a
2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average
of 1.50 and save percentage of .964.
Gibson claims the award after two straight nominations, this time
backstopping the Sags to a pair of road wins where he combined to make
81 saves in both starts beginning with a 40-save performance in a 4-3
win over the Sherbrooke Phoenix on Friday. On Sunday he made 41 saves
and was named first star of a 1-0 win over the Blainville-Boisbriand
Armada. The shutout was his third of the season and the 12th
of his career which puts him just three behind the all-time QMJHL
record holder Ryan Mior who recorded 15 shutouts with PEI and Gatineau
Gibson is playing in his fourth QMJHL season with the Sagueneens.
The 20-year-old Finnish native was selected in the second round of the
2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. In 21 games so far this
season, Gibson carries a 11-7-0-1 record with a 2.68
goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage.
Also considered for the award this week was Laurent Brossoit of the
Edmonton Oil Kings who went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout and a
goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .971, and Plymouth
Whalers rookie Alex Nedeljkovic who went 4-0-0-0 with a
goals-against-average of 2.23 and save percentage of .934.
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)