Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cougars’ Ty Edmonds named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that rookie Ty Edmonds of the Prince George Cougars is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 6 after posting a 2-1-0-0 record including two shutout victories with a goals-against-average of 0.34 and save percentage of .988.

Edmonds made an impressive 81 saves allowing just one goal in three games helping the Cougars pick up a pair of victories.  His week began with his first career WHL shutout last Tuesday night as first star of a 2-0 home win over the Victoria Royals where he stopped all 31 shots he faced.  The next night his 23-save performance earned him second star honours but the Cougars dropped a 1-0 decision to the Royals in the second straight game between the two B.C Division opponents.  Then on Saturday, Edmonds recorded his second shutout of the week and of his career once again claiming first star honours with 27 saves as part of a 3-0 win over the Kamloops Blazers.

Edmonds, a 17-year-old from Winnipeg, MB, is playing in his first WHL season with the Cougars and was a ninth round selection of the club in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.  Through seven games he ranks third among WHL netminders with a goals-against-average of 1.68 and save percentage of .939.

Also considered for the award this week was Philippe Cadorette of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar who won two games with a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .927, while Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 17-year-old rookie Brandon Halverson earned a 32-save shutout victory in his first career OHL start Saturday night in a 4-0 win over the Belleville Bulls.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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