Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that
Sebastien Auger of the Saint John Sea Dogs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender
of the Week for the week ending September 22 after posting a 1-0-0-1
record with a goals-against-average of 1.44 and save percentage of .965.
Auger, who also won this award last September, claims the first
weekly award of the season after making 82 saves in two starts and
helping the Sea Dogs pick up three points in a pair of home games over
the weekend. On Saturday night he earned first star honours with 44
saves in a close 2-1 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, then claimed
first star honours again on Sunday with 38 saves despite a 3-2 shootout
loss to the Charlottetown Islanders.
Auger, a 19-year-old from St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC, is playing in
his third QMJHL season with the Sea Dogs. In 56 games last season he
posted 22 wins with a goals-against-average of 3.33 and a save
percentage of .907.
Also considered for the award this week was Philadelphia Flyers
prospect Anthony Stolarz of the London Knights who made 30 saves in a
3-0 shutout win over the Plymouth Whalers on Friday night, and Phoenix
Coyotes prospect Marek Langhamer of the Medicine Hat Tigers who made 22
saves in a 6-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
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