Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2016 NHL Draft prospect Tyler Parsons of the London Knights is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 1 after posting a record of 3-0-0-0 with two shutout victories along with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .964.
Parsons turned aside 81 of the 84 shots he faced last week to backstop the Knights to three straight victories earning second star honours in all three games. On Friday night he made 27 saves as part of a 6-3 win over the Windsor Spitfires, then picked up his first of back-to-back shutouts with a 22-save performance on Saturday in a 7-0 win over the Saginaw Spirit. The win featured a pair of milestones including Parsons’ first career shutout, and the 600th career win for head coach Dale Hunter. On Sunday Parsons wrapped up his week making 32 saves in a 6-0 win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
An 18-year-old from Chesterfield, Michigan, Parsons is playing in his second career OHL season with the Knights. He is eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft and was given a ‘B’ rating by NHL Central Scouting in their September ‘Players to Watch’ list. Parsons currently has a 10-1-1-1 record with a goals-against-average of 2.53 and save percentage of .919 so far this season.
Also considered for the award this week was last week’s winner Arizona Coyotes prospect Adin Hill of the Portland Winterhawks who posted a 2-1-0-0 record stopping 115 shots in three games with a goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .958, while Carolina Hurricanes prospect Callum Booth of the Quebec Remparts stopped 92 shots with a 2-0-1-0 record including a shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 1.98 and save percentage of .939.
2015-16 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Tyler Parsons (London Knights)
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Adin Hill (Portland Winterhawks)
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Julio Billia (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
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)