Andrey Makarov of the Saskatoon Blades has been named the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after winning all three games last week, including one shutout, a 0.67 goals-against-average of and .982 save percentage.
The 19-year-old Russian goaltender stopped 107 shots for the the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup-host Blades, starting with consecutive First Star honours in a 38-save, 5-1 win over Brandon on Wednesday and a WHL-high, 42-save, 6-0 blanking of Calgary on Friday. Makarov finished his week with a 27-save, Third Star performance in a 4-1 win over Swift Current on Saturday.
Makarov, who won silver for Russia at the World Junior Championships in January, is playing in his second WHL season with the Blades. A free agent signing of the Buffalo Sabres in September after he wasn’t picked in the 2012 NHL Draft, he has a 22-16-0-3 record, a goals-against-average of 2.61 and save percentage of .918 for the Blades this season.
Also considered for the award for the week that ended February 4 was Zachary Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads, who won two games with one shutout, a 0.50 goals-against-average and a .984 save percentage, and Matej Machovsky of the Brampton Battalion who was 2-0-0-1 with a shutout, a goals-against-average of 1.30, and a save percentage of .953.
2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Andrey Makarov, Saskatoon Blades
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Alex Dubeau, Moncton Wildcats
Past 2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Cam Lanigan, Medicine Hat Tigers
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Matt Murray, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Austin Lotz, Everett Silvertips
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Brett Zarowny, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: JP Anderson, Sarnia Sting
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Kevin Bailie, London Knights
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Patrik Bartosak, Red Deer Rebels
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Mackenzie Skapski, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 : Philippe Cadorette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 : Michael Giugovaz, Peterborough Petes (read the InGoal interview here)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 : Jordon Cooke, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 : Eetu Laurikainen, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30 : Sébastien Auger, Saint John Sea Dogs
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23 : John Gibson, Kitchener Rangers