Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Etienne Montpetit of the Val-d’Or Foreurs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 8 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .979.
Montpetit made 47 saves in two games for the Foreurs who rise to fourth overall in the QMJHL standings with a 13-7-2-1 record while riding a three-game winning-streak. Montpetit made 21 saves on Saturday as part of an 8-1 win over the Charlottetown Islanders, then stopped all 26 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season earning first star honours in the 4-0 victory over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.
An 18-year-old from Sallaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Montpetit is playing in his second career QMJHL season with the Foreurs after being selected in the eighth round of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft. So far this season he carries a 2.76 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage with 11 victories.
Also considered for the award this week was Landon Bow of the Swift Current Broncos who picked up two wins in three appearances stopping 84 shots and posting a goals-against-average of 1.07 and save percentage of .966, and New Jersey Devils prospect Mackenzie Blackwood of the Barrie Colts who won twice by stopping 70 shots faced with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .959.
2015-16 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Etienne Montpetit (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
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)