Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that
Colorado Avalanche goaltending prospect Spencer Martin of the
Mississauga Steelheads is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week posting a
3-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory along with a
goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .969 for the week
ending November 3.
A nominee for this award last week, Martin made 94 saves in three
games backstopping the Steelheads to three victories and into first
place in the OHL’s Central Division standings with 21 points. His week
began with a 39-save performance last Wednesday night earning first star
honours with his second shutout of the season and of his career
blanking the Belleville Bulls by a 3-0 score. On Friday night he made
29 saves earning second star honours in a 4-2 win over the Plymouth
Whalers before making 26 saves as part of a 4-1 win over the Kitchener
Rangers on Sunday.
Martin, an 18-year-old from Oakville, ON, is playing in his third OHL
season with the Steelheads. Originally selected by the club in the
first round of the 2011 OHL Priority Selection, Martin was chosen by the
Avalanche in the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft. In 17 games this
season he carries a record of 10-6-1-0 with two shutouts along with a
goals-against-average of 3.04 and save percentage of .917 while leading
the league with 555 saves.
Also considered for the award this week was Dawson MacAuley of the
Regina Pats who posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory in three
appearances posting a goals-against-average of 0.48 and save percentage
of .983, while QMJHL rookie Chase Merchant earned two wins for the Cape
Breton Screaming Eagles with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save
percentage of .940.
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)