Vaughn CHL Goalie of Week: Winterhawks’ Brendan Burke
The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Phoenix Coyotes prospect Brendan Burke of the Portland Winterhawks is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 2 after posting two shutout victories in as many starts with a perfect goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.
Burke stopped all 48 shots he faced in two starts backstopping the defending WHL champion Winterhawks to a pair of victories extending the club’s winning-streak to 10 games. On Friday night Burke earned first star honours making 32 saves in a 6-0 win over the Spokane Chiefs, then stopped all 16 shots he faced for his second straight shutout earning third star honours in a 3-0 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. The Winterhawks remain in second place in the WHL’s Western Conference standings with 77 points.
Burke, an 18-year-old from Scottsdale, AZ, is playing in his third WHL season with the Winterhawks. Selected by the Coyotes in the sixth round of the 2013 NHL Draft, Burke currently has a 29-10-2-2 record with three shutout victories along with a 2.82 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage in 43 appearances this season.
Also considered for the award this week was Dalen Kuchmey of the Windsor Spitfires with two wins in two starts including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .982, while François Tremblay of the Victoriaville Tigres posted a 3-0-0-0 record with one shutout win along with a goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .952.
2013-14 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Jan. 27 – Feb. 2: Brendan Burke (Portland Winterhawks)
Jan. 20 – Jan. 26: Patrik Bartosak (Red Deer Rebels)
Jan. 13 – Jan. 19: Taran Kozun (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Jan. 6 – Jan. 12: Oscar Dansk (Erie Otters)
Dec. 30 – Jan. 5: Franky Palazzese (Sudbury Wolves)
Dec. 9 – Dec. 15: Matthew Mancina (Guelph Storm)
Dec. 2 – Dec. 8: Oscar Dansk (Erie Otters)
Nov. 25 – Dec. 1: Matt Mahalak (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nov. 18 – Nov. 24: Patrik Polivka (Victoria Royals)
Nov. 11 – Nov. 17: Francois Brassard (Quebec Remparts)
Nov. 4 – Nov. 10: Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Oct. 28 – Nov. 3: Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 21 – Oct. 27: Jordon Cooke (Kelowna Rockets)
Oct. 14 – Oct. 20: Philippe Cadorette (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Oct. 7 – Oct. 13: Brandon Whitney (Victoriaville Tigres)
Sept. 30 – Oct. 6: Ty Edmonds (Prince George Cougars)
Sept. 23 – Sept. 29: Alex Nedeljkovic (Plymouth Whalers)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Sebastien Auger (Saint John Sea Dogs)