Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that for the
second time this season Taran Kozun of the Seattle Thunderbirds is the
Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting back-to-back shutouts in
two starts with a perfect goals-against-average of 0.00 and save
percentage of 1.000 for the week ending February 9.
Kozun stopped all 64 shots he faced in a pair of starts against the
Spokane Chiefs backstopping the Thunderbirds to a pair of victories and
holding fourth place in the WHL’s Western Conference. Last Wednesday
night he made 29 saves and earned second star honours in a 4-0 win over
the Chiefs in Spokane, then made 35 saves on Friday night in Seattle
earning first star honours in the 4-0 win over the visiting Chiefs.
Kozun, a 19-year-old from Nipawin, SK, is playing in his second full
WHL season and was recently acquired by the Thunderbirds from the
Kamloops Blazers. Since joining the Thunderbirds, Kozun has posted a
9-2-0-0 record including four shutouts in 11 games played with a
goals-against-average of 1.51 and save percentage of .952.
Also considered for the award this week was Dallas Stars prospect
Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic who went 3-0-0-0 with one
shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 0.80 and save
percentage of .972. In the OHL, Devin Williams of the Erie Otters won
both of his starts with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save
percentage of .962.
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