Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that
François Brassard of the Quebec Remparts is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of
the Week for the week ending March 10 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record
with a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .944.
Brassard made 101 saves last week backstopping the Remparts to three
straight wins on the road beginning Tuesday night when he stopped 31
shots as part of a 2-1 victory over the second place Baie-Comeau
Drakkar. On Friday night he made 37 saves and was named third star of
the game in a 5-3 win over the Victoriaville Tigres, then closed the
week Sunday receiving first star honours with 33 saves in a 3-2 win over
the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.
Brassard, a 19-year-old from Gatineau, Quebec, is playing in his
second QMJHL season with the Remparts. Selected in the sixth round of
the 2012 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators, Brassard is tied for second
in the QMJHL in wins carrying an overall record of 30-18-2-2 with two
shutouts along with a goals-against-average of 2.78 and save percentage
of .909 which are both among the league leaders.
Also considered for the award this week was Daniel Altshuller of the
Oshawa Generals who went 2-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.50
and save percentage of .958, and Cole Cheveldave of the Kamloops Blazers
who was nominated for the second straight week this time posting a
1-2-0-0 record with one shutout along with a goals-against-average of
1.68 and save percentage of .938.
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