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Vaughn CHL Goalie of Week: Hawks’ pick Whitney

Vaughn CHL Goalie of Week: Hawks’ pick Whitney

Vaughn LogoChicago Blackhawks prospect Brandon Whitney of the Victoriaville Tigres is the Vaughn Canadian Hockey League today Goaltender of the Week after winning both starts with one shutout, a 0.50 goals-against-average and a .981 save percentage.

Whitney allowed one goal on 52 shots, earning First Star Honours in both games while helping the Tigres earn a pair of victories and climb into first place in the East Division standings. The 19-year-old from Kentville, Nova Scotia opened the week with 20 saves a 2-1 win over the Gatineau Olympiques, then picked up his first shutout of the season the next night with 31 saves in a 3-0 victory over the Shawinigan Cataractes.

Whitney is playing in his third full season with the Tigres in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. A seventh-round pick of the Blackhawks in the 2012 NHL Draft, Whitney is 6-4 with a goals-against-average of 2.72 and save percentage of .919 this season.

Also considered for the award was Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Oscar Dansk of the Erie Otters after two wins, a shutout, a goals-against-against average of 1.00 and a save percentage of .961, and Alex Moodie, who backstopped the Saskatoon Blades to a perfect 3-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .949.

2013-14 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Oct. 7 – Oct. 13: Brandon Whitney (Victoriaville Tigres)

Sept. 30 – Oct. 6: Ty Edmonds (Prince George Cougars); read the InGoal interview with Edmonds

Sept. 23 – Sept. 29: Alex Nedeljkovic (Plymouth Whalers); read the InGoal interview with Nedeljkovic

Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Sebastien Auger (Saint John Sea Dogs)

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  1. Ian Wotherspoon

    What a way to begin the season, very impressive stats for sure.
    Well done Brandon.
    I would also like to say something about the other two goalies (Oscar Dansk & Alex Moodie) because they too had very impressive games this past week. Keep playing like this and all three of you will turn some heads as the expression goes.

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