Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Andrey
Makarov of the Saskatoon Blades is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
for the week ending February 3 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with one
shutout along with a goals-against-average of 0.67 and save percentage
Makarov stopped 107 shots in three games backstopping the 2013
MasterCard Memorial Cup host Blades to three wins last week. He picked
up back-to-back first star honours beginning with a Wednesday night win
over the Brandon Wheat Kings where he made 38 saves in the 5-1 victory,
then picked up his sixth shutout of the season to match the WHL high on
Friday with 42 saves in a 6-0 win over the Calgary Hitmen. He finished
his week with a 27-save performance on Saturday as third star in a 4-1
win over the Swift Current Broncos.
Makarov, a 19-year-old from Kazan, Russia, is playing in his second
WHL season with the Blades. A 2013 World Junior Championship silver
medalist with Russia, Makarov has a 22-16-0-3 record with a
goals-against-average of 2.61 and save percentage of .918 for the Blades
who are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference with 59 points.
Also considered for the award this week was Zachary Fucale of the
Halifax Mooseheads who won two games with one shutout and a
goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .984, and Matej
Machovsky of the Brampton Battalion who went 2-0-0-1 with one shutout
along with a goals-against-average of 1.30 and save percentage of .953.
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