The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Coleman Vollrath of the Victoria Royals is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 11 after posting a 3-1-0-0 record with a shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .960.
Vollrath backstopped the Royals to three straight wins last week making 97 saves in four starts lifting the Royals into first place in the WHL standings with a 7-1-0-0 record to start the 2015-16 season. Vollrath made 25 saves on Tuesday despite the Royals first loss of the campaign by a 3-1 score against the Spokane Chiefs. In a rematch on Wednesday night, his 27 saves helped defeat the Chiefs 4-1 earning him third star honours. He stopped all 26 shots he faced on Friday for his first shutout of the season earning first star honours in a 3-0 win over the Kelowna Rockets, then wrapped up the week with 19 saves on Saturday in a 3-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers.
Vollrath, a 20-year-old from Calgary, AB, is playing in his fourth career WHL season with the Royals posting a career 59-36-4-4 record with eight shutouts. So far this season he carries a goals-against-average of 1.63 and save percentage of .938.
Also considered for the award this week was Lucas Peressini of the Kingston Frontenacs who posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.48 and save percentage of .955, and Olivier Tremblay of the Victoriaville Tigres who won both of his road starts maintaining a goals-against-average of 1.98 and save percentage of .944.
2015-16 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Coleman Vollrath (Victoria Royals)
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Louis-Philip Guindon (Rimouski Oceanic)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Zack Bowman (Flint Firebirds)