Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Devin Williams of the Erie Otters is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 15 after posting a 4-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.74 and save percentage of .938.
Williams made 91 saves in four games backstopping the Otters to four-straight wins including a pair of victories against strong Midwest Division rivals. His best performance was a season-high 35 saves on Sunday night in a first place battle against the Kitchener Rangers helping the Otters win a record eighth-straight road game in the 5-2 triumph. One day earlier he earned first star honours against the London Knights turning aside 23 shots in the 3-1 victory. His week also included a 24-save performance in a 5-2 win over the Mississauga Steelheads on Tuesday, then helped the Otters grab a 6-4 comeback win against the Oshawa Generals stopping nine shots after entering the game in relief midway through the second period.
The 20-year-old from Saginaw, Michigan, is playing in his fifth OHL season with the Otters and currently carries a 14-0-1-0 record leading all OHL goaltenders in wins so far this season. His goals-against-average of 2.31 is also the league’s best while his save percentage is tied for third best at .921. Earlier this season Williams established a new Otters franchise mark for career wins and now has 79 since the 2011-12 season.
Also considered for the award this week was Julio Billia of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens with a 2-0-0-0 record posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .964, and 2016 NHL Draft prospect Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips who posted a 2-1-0-0 record with a shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .944.
2015-16 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Devin Williams (Erie Otters)
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)