Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2014 NHL
Draft prospect Alex Nedeljkovic of the Plymouth Whalers is the Vaughn
CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending September 29 after
posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.92 and save
percentage of .938.
Nedeljkovic backstopped the Whalers to two road wins last week
beginning with a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa 67’s on Friday night where
he made 19 saves. His biggest test was Sunday afternoon against the
previously undefeated Kingston Frontenacs. Nedeljkovic faced a total of
44 shots turning aside 42 including four in overtime, then stopped two
of three Frontenac shooters to lift the Whalers to a 3-2 shootout win
claiming first star honours in the contest.
Nedeljkovic, a 17-year-old from Parma, Ohio, is playing in his second
OHL season with the Whalers. Eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft,
Nedeljkovic was the only North American goaltender listed as a first
round candidate by NHL Central Scouting in their Preliminary Players to
Watch List for the 2013-14 season.
Considered again for the award this week was last week’s winner
Sebastien Auger of the Saint John Sea Dogs who was strong between the
pipes once again posting a 1-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average
of 2.01 and save percentage of .949. In the WHL, Daniel Wapple of the
Medicine Hat Tigers picked up a win in his only start of the week
stopping 35 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Swift Current Broncos on
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