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Vaughn CHL Goalie of the Week: Silvertips’ Austin Lotz

Vaughn CHL Goalie of the Week: Silvertips’ Austin Lotz

Vaughn LogoAustin Lotz of the Everett Silvertips was named the last Vaughn Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Week for 2012 after winning both his games with a 0.98 goals-against average and .973 save percentage.

Lotz backstopped the Silvertips to a pair of one-goal victories against U.S.-Division rival Seattle. The 17-year-old from St. Adolphe, Manitoba made 17 of his 38 saves in the third period of a 2-1 win Friday night, and then on Saturday he made 34 saves and was named the game’s Second Star in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Thunderbirds.

Also considered for the award were Christopher Gibson of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens after going 1-1-0-0 with a 2.53 goals-against-average and .931 save percentage, and Owen Sound’s Brandon Hope, who won both his starts while posting a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .944.

Past 2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

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

About The Author

Kevin Woodley

Kevin Woodley is a rec-league target and former contributing editor of the Goalie News magazine. He has written about the Vancouver Canucks and NHL for The Associated Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and The Hockey News for the last decade, and covered the 2010 Olympics for The AP.

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