Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Otters’ Oscar Dansk named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Oscar Dansk of the Erie Otters is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including two shutout victories with a goals-against-average of 0.39 and a save percentage of .987 for the week ending January 12.

Dansk, a two-time winner of the award this season, allowed just one goal on 77 shots faced last week and posted back-to-back shutout victories for the OHL’s first place Otters who won three straight games improving their record to 34-7-2-0.  This marks the second time Dansk has posted consecutive shutout victories and now leads the OHL with six following a 31-save performance on Friday night as second star of a 4-0 win over the Owen Sound Attack, and a 26-save performance on Sunday in a 9-0 win over the Windsor Spitfires.  Dansk opened the week stopping 19 of 20 shots faced in relief playing the last half of a 6-5 win over the Barrie Colts on Thursday night.

Dansk, a 19-year-old from Sweden represented his country on home soil at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship earning a silver medal and receiving Top Goaltender honours.  Playing in his second OHL season with the Otters, Dansk was selected by the Blue Jackets in the second round of the 2012 NHL Draft and leads the OHL with a goals-against-average of 1.97 and save percentage of .928 while carrying a 19-3-1-0 record.

Also considered for the award this week was Winnipeg Jets prospect Eric Comrie of the Tri-City Americans who posted a 2-0-0-0 record and earned first star honours twice with a goals-against-average of 1.45 and save percentage of .953, while past winner Philippe Cadorette of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar also won two games including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .989.

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