Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mooseheads’ Zachary Fucale Named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2013 NHL Draft prospect Zachary Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including one shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .962 for the week ending February 17.

Fucale made 101 saves last week and set a new Mooseheads franchise record with 69 career victories passing Jean-Sebastien Giguere who earned 68 wins between 1994-97.  The new record was set on Sunday when he stopped 32 shots as second star of a 5-2 victory over the PEI Rocket.  On Saturday Fucale claimed first star honours with 39 saves in a 5-2 win over the Moncton Wildcats, and began the week by recording his second  shutout of the season with 30 saves on Tuesday night earning third star honours with a 7-0 win over the Rocket.

Fucale, a 17-year-old from Rosemere, Quebec, is playing in his second QMJHL season with the Mooseheads.  The top ranked goaltender of the 2013 NHL Draft, Fucale has a 37-5-1-1 record this season with a goals-against-average of 2.41 and save percentage of .905.

Also considered for the award this week was Mathias Niederberger of the Barrie Colts who posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 0.43 and save percentage of .983.  In the WHL, Patrik Bartosak of the Red Deer Rebels also went 2-0-0-0 with one shutout posting a goals-against-average of 0.96 and save percentage of .974.

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