Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Zack Bowman of the Flint Firebirds is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending September 27 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 0.96 and a save percentage of .966.
Bowman made 58 saves in two games earning first star honours in both contests for the Firebirds who opened their inaugural season in the CHL with a pair of victories over Michigan I-75 rivals the Saginaw Spirit. In Thursday night’s season opener, Bowman stopped all 24 shots he faced on the road earning his first career shutout blanking the Spirit 3-0. In Saturday night’s home opener, Bowman turned aside 34 shots then stopped all three Spirit shootout attempts backstopping the Firebirds to a 3-2 victory in the first ever OHL game played at Flint’s newly refurbished Dort Federal Event Center.
An 18-year-old from St. Catharines, ON, Bowman is playing in his third career OHL season after being selected by the Plymouth Whalers in the fourth round of the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. In 34 career games he carries a 7-15-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 4.30 and save percentage of .883.
Also considered for the award this week was Chase Marchand of the QMJHL’s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies who posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .958, while Landon Bow of the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos who posted a 1-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.95 and a save percentage of .957.
2015-16 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Zack Bowman (Flint Firebirds)