KNIGHTS' MICHAEL HOUSER NAMED VAUGHN CHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEKMay 16, 2012 - 09:22 GMT Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Michael Houser of the OHL Champion London Knights is the final Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week recipient for the 2011-12 season after recording three wins with a goals-against-aver...
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Michael Houser of the OHL Champion London Knights is the final Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week recipient for the 2011-12 season after recording three wins with a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .956 for the playoff week ending May 13.
Houser stopped 87 shots in his final three playoff victories to backstop the Knights to their second Robertson Cup title in a five-game series win over the Niagara IceDogs. He made 25 saves last Monday as part of a 3-2 win in Game 3 of the series, followed by 36 saves on Wednesday as first star of a 4-1 victory in Game 4, and 26 saves in the series-clinching Game 5 contest on Friday where was named second star of the 2-1 victory. The Knights will now compete in the MasterCard Memorial Cup where they will begin competition on Saturday May 19 against the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Houser, a 19-year-old from Wexford, PA, is playing in his third OHL season with the Knights. Named the OHL’s Goaltender of the Year as well as the league’s Most Outstanding Player of the Year, Houser posted a 16-2-1-0 record in the playoffs with a goals-against-average of 2.25 and save percentage of .928 with one shutout victory.
Also considered for the award this week was last week’s winner Mathieu Corbeil of the QMJHL Champion Saint John Sea Dogs who posted two wins with a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .922 with one shutout victory to help the Sea Dogs win their second straight President Cup in a four-game series win over the Rimouski Oceanic. Laurent Brossoit of the WHL Champion Edmonton Oil Kings posted a 3-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.42 and save percentage of .928 backstopping his club to their first Ed Chynoweth Cup in modern franchise history in a seven-game series win over the Portland Winterhawks.
2011-12 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:
May 7 – May 13 : Michael Houser, London Knights
Apr. 30 – May 6 : Mathieu Corbeil, Saint John Sea Dogs
Apr. 23 – Apr. 29 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Apr. 16 – Apr. 22 : Laurent Brossoit, Edmonton Oil Kings
Apr. 9 – Apr. 15 : Laurent Brossoit, Edmonton Oil Kings
Apr. 2 – Apr. 8 : John Gibson, Kitchener Rangers
Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Tyler Bunz, Medicine Hat Tigers
Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
2011-12 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Garret Sparks, Guelph Storm
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Brandon Maxwell, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Feb. 27 – Mar. 4: Jon Groenheyde, Swift Current Broncos
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Brandon Maxwell, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Jordan Binnington, Owen Sound Attack
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Mathias Niederberger, Barrie Colts
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Philippe Cadorette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Ty Rimmer, Tri-City Americans
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Jacob Gervais-Chouinard, Rimouski Oceanic
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Christopher Festarini, Niagara IceDogs
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Étienne Marcoux, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Joel Vienneau, Sudbury Wolves
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Malcolm Subban, Belleville Bulls
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Calvin Pickard, Seattle Thunderbirds
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Roman Will, Moncton Wildcats
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Malcolm Subban, Belleville Bulls
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Tyler Bunz, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Eric Comrie, Tri-City Americans
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Patrik Bartosak, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: François Tremblay, Val d’Or Foreurs
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Jimmy Appleby, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Michael Houser, London Knights