Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that rookie Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 10 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .969.
DiPietro made 62 saves in two games backstopping the Spitfires to a pair of victories extending their lead in the OHL’s West Division where they carry a 25-11-5-0 record. He earned his second shutout of the season on Friday night making 30 saves as first star of a 5-0 win over the Owen Sound Attack, then stopped 32 shots on Sunday helping the Spitfires grab a 4-2 win on the road against the Oshawa Generals.
A 16-year-old from Amherstburg, ON, DiPietro was chosen by the Spitfires in the second round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. The 2017 NHL Draft prospect competed as a member of Team Canada Red at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and carries an 11-3-1-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.29 and save percentage of .924 so far this season in Windsor.
Also considered for the award this week was fellow rookie Xavier Potvin of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens who posted a 1-0-0-1 record with a goals-against-average of 0.96 and save percentage of .964, while Landon Bow of the Seattle Thunderbirds won both of his first two starts with his new team posting a goals-against-average of 1.49 and save percentage of .946.
2015-16 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Étienne Montpetit (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Callum Booth (Quebec Remparts)
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Jack Flinn (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Ty Edmonds (Prince George Cougars)
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Keven Bouchard (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
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)