Vaughn CHL Goalie of Week: Sea Dogs Sebastien Auger
Sebastien Auger of the Saint John Sea Dogs has been named the Vaughn Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Week after opening the QMJHL season with a 1-0-0-1 record, 1.44 goals-against-average, and .965 save percentage.
Auger, who also won the award last September, claims the first weekly award of the season from Vaughn after making 82 saves in two starts and helping the Sea Dogs pick up three points in a pair of home games over the weekend. On Saturday night he earned first star honours with 44 saves in a close 2-1 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, then claimed first star honours again on Sunday with 38 saves despite a 3-2 shootout loss to the Charlottetown Islanders.
The 19-year-old from St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC, is playing in his third QMJHL season with the Sea Dogs. In 56 games last season he posted 22 wins with a goals-against-average of 3.33 and a save percentage of .907.
Also considered for the award this week was Philadelphia Flyers prospect and Vaughn goalie Anthony Stolarz of the OHL London Knights, who made 30 saves in a 3-0 shutout win over the Plymouth Whalers, and Phoenix Coyotes prospect Marek Langhamer of the WHL Medicine Hat Tigers, who made 22 saves in a 6-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
You can check out the full list of last year’s Vaughn CHL Goalies of the Week, including several with interviews from the winners, and look for more each week now that the CHL season is in full swing.