Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Austin Lotz of the Everett Silvertips is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 30 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 0.98 and save percentage of .973.

Lotz backstopped the Silvertips to a pair of one-goal victories against U.S Division rivals the Seattle Thunderbirds.  On Friday night he made 38 saves including 17 in the third period as first star preserving a 2-1 win, then on Saturday he made 34 saves as second star of a 2-1 overtime decision.
Lotz, a 17-year-old from St. Adolphe, Manitoba, is playing in his second WHL season with the Silvertips.  So far this season he carries a 3.35 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage in 21 games posting a 7-12-0-1 record.

Also considered for the award this week was Christopher Gibson of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens after posting a 1-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.53 and save percentage of .931, and Brandon Hope of the Owen Sound Attack who went 2-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .944.

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