Philippe Cadorette of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar was named the Vaughn Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Week after winning both his starts while posting a .954 save percentage in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Cadorette backstopped the Drakkar to back-to-back wins against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens, opening with a 26-save performance in a 7-1 win Friday before earning First Star honours Saturday with a 36-save effort in a 6-2 win.
The 17-year-old from St-Hilaire, Quebec finished the week with a 1.50 goals-against average while running his overall win streak to six games and moving Drakkar up into fifth place in the QMJHL. Playing in his second QMJHL season and eligible for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Cadorette is 8-4-0-1 this season with a 2.90 goals-against average and .894 save percentage.
Also considered for the award this week were Daniel Altshuller of the Oshawa Generals, who was 2-1-0-0 with a shutout victory, a goals-against average of 1.68 and save percentage of .948, and Eric Williams of the Spokane Chiefs, who was also 2-1-0-0 with a shutout, a goals-against-average of 1.42 and save percentage of .949.
Past winner of the Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week in 2012-13:
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