Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Sault
Ste. Marie Greyhounds’ rookie Brandon Halverson is the Vaughn CHL
Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 9 after posting a
2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average
of 0.50 and save percentage of .986.
Halverson stopped 68 shots last week in a pair of victories for the
Greyhounds who locked up first place in the OHL’s West Division for the
first time since 2008. On Friday night Halverson earned his second
career shutout with 35 saves as second star of a 7-0 win over the Sarnia
Sting, then made 33 saves on Sunday as first star of a 5-1 win over the
Halverson, a 17-year-old from Traverse City, Michigan, was selected
in the seventh round of the 2012 OHL Priority Selection. Eligible for
the 2014 NHL Draft, Halverson was listed ninth among North American
goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting in their Midterm rankings and has an
11-6-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.79 and save
percentage of .905 this season.
Also considered for the award this week was Jordon Cooke of the
Kelowna Rockets who went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory in three
appearances last week posting a 0.43 goals-against-average and a .984
save percentage, while in the QMJHL Marvin Cupper of the Shawinigan
Cataractes faced 100 shots in two games posting a goals-against-average
of 1.92 and save percentage of .960 despite two losses.
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)