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Vaughn CHL Goalie of the Week: Blades’ Makarov

Vaughn CHL Goalie of the Week: Blades’ Makarov
2012 Canada Russia Subway Series

Andrey Makarov, who is representing Russia in the Subway Series in this photo, was named the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after three dominating wins for the Saskatoon Blades. (Photo by Clint Trahan)

Andrey Makarov of the Saskatoon Blades has been named the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after winning all three games last week, including one shutout, a 0.67 goals-against-average of and .982 save percentage.

The 19-year-old Russian goaltender stopped 107 shots for the the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup-host Blades, starting with consecutive First Star honours in a 38-save, 5-1 win over Brandon on Wednesday and a WHL-high, 42-save, 6-0 blanking of Calgary on Friday. Makarov finished his week with a 27-save, Third Star performance in a 4-1 win over Swift Current on Saturday.

Makarov, who won silver for Russia at the World Junior Championships in January, is playing in his second WHL season with the Blades. A free agent signing of the Buffalo Sabres in September after he wasn’t picked in the 2012 NHL Draft, he has a 22-16-0-3 record, a goals-against-average of 2.61 and save percentage of .918 for the Blades this season.

Also considered for the award for the week that ended February 4 was Zachary Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads, who won two games with one shutout, a 0.50 goals-against-average and a .984 save percentage, and Matej Machovsky of the Brampton Battalion who was 2-0-0-1 with a shutout, a goals-against-average of 1.30, and a save percentage of .953.
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2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Andrey Makarov, Saskatoon Blades

Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Alex Dubeau, Moncton Wildcats

Past 2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Cam Lanigan, Medicine Hat Tigers

Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Matt Murray, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Sagueneens

Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Austin Lotz, Everett Silvertips

Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Brett Zarowny, Prince George Cougars

Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: JP Anderson, Sarnia Sting

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

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