Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Zachary
Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the
Week after posting a 2-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.35
and save percentage of .935 for the final playoff week ending May 12.
Fucale backstopped the Mooseheads to their first President’s Cup
title with a five-game series win over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. He
stopped 100 shots in the final three games including a 27-save
performance in the 3-1 win over the Drakkar last Tuesday night in Game
3, and made 39 saves despite a 7-4 loss in Game 4 last Wednesday. He
then made 34 saves in the Game 5 finale Friday night on home ice helping
the Mooseheads to a 5-1 victory.
Fucale, a 17-year-old from Rosemere, QC, is playing in his second
QMJHL season with the Mooseheads and is a the top rated goaltending
prospect eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft. The two-time playoff Vaughn
CHL Goaltender of the Week award winner posted a 16-1-0-0 record in the
QMJHL playoffs and led all goaltenders with a 2.02 goals-against-average
and finished second with a playoff save percentage of .918.
Also considered for the award this week was Mac Carruth of the WHL
Champion Portland Winterhawks who went 3-0-1-0 with a
goals-against-average of 1.46 and save percentage of .952. In the OHL,
Jake Patterson of the OHL Champion London Knights won both of his starts
posting a goals-against-average of 3.95 and save percentage of .857
before earning a 3-2 victory in Game 7 of the Finals with 30 saves
against the Barrie Colts on Monday.
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