JP Anderson of the Sarnia Sting was selected as the Vaughn Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Week after setting a new OHL record for career wins with 115 during a week that saw him go 2-0-0-1 with a shutout victory, a goals-against-average of 0.97, and a save percentage of .973.
Anderson stopped 107 shots and was named First Star in all three games last week. He tied the OHL record for career wins with his 114th victory Thursday and posted his first shutout of the season with 42 saves in a 3-0 win over the Saginaw Spirit. On Friday he made 36 saves in a 3-2 shootout loss to Windsor before earning career win number 115 Sunday on home ice with 29 saves in a 4-1 win over the Sault Ste. Marie, surpassing former Greyhound netminder Kyle Gajewski who won 114 games between 2004-08.
Anderson, a 20-year-old Toronto native in his fifth OHL season and free agent signing of the San Jose Sharks, is 15-9-0-3 this season with a goals-against-average of 2.90 and save percentage of .913.
Also considered for the award were Kamloop’s Cole Cheveldave, who went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .974, and rookie Marvin Cupper of the Shawinigan Cataractes, who was also 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory while posting a 0.96 goals-against-average of 0.96 and .962 save percentage.
Past 2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
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