Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Chicago
Blackhawks prospect Brandon Whitney of the Victoriaville Tigres is the
Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 2-0-0-0 record
including one shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.71 and
save percentage of .976.
Whitney began the week by earning his third shutout of the season on
Friday night and claimed first star honours after making 27 saves as
part of a 5-0 victory over the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. On Saturday night
he stopped all 19 shots faced in just over 49 minutes of relief against
the Quebec Remparts who had already built a first period lead and held
on for the 3-1 victory over the Tigres. Whitney’s week wrapped up with
another first star performance in a 7-2 win over the Gatineau Olympiques
where he made 35 saves for the second time in four games this month.
Whitney, an 18-year-old from Kentville, Nova Scotia, is playing in
his second full QMJHL season with the Tigres. Selected by the
Blackhawks in the seventh round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Whitney
holds a 21-16-2-4 record this season with a goals-against-average of
3.07 and save percentage of .903 and is fourth in the QMJHL with 1,205
Also considered for the award this week was 2013 NHL Draft prospect
Tristan Jarry of the Edmonton Oil Kings who went 2-0-0-0 including one
shutout with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of
.960. In the OHL, Franky Palazzese of the Sudbury Wolves had a 1-0-0-1
record with a goals-against-average of 1.38 and save percentage of .955.
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