Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Jordan Papirny of the Brandon Wheat Kings is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 24 after posting a perfect 2-0-0-0 record with two shutout victories for a goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.
Papirny stopped all 55 shots he faced last week in a pair of road games helping the Wheat Kings extend their winning-streak to three atop the WHL’s East Division standings where they hold a first place record of 30-13-2-2. On Friday night Papirny earned first star honours with a 33-save performance that blanked the Prince Albert Raiders 3-0, then turned aside 22 shots on Sunday for his fifth shutout of the season as part of a 4-0 triumph over the Regina Pats.
A 19-year-old from Edmonton, AB, Papirny is playing in his third full season with the Wheat Kings. He currently holds the league’s fifth best goals-against-average with a mark of 2.59 while carrying a record of 19-12-2-2 and a save percentage of .908.
Also considered for the award this week was 2016 NHL Draft prospect Evan Fitzpatrick of the Sherbrooke Phoenix, ranked second among goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting, who posted a 2-0-1-0 record with one shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 1.29 and save percentage of .949. In the OHL, Matthew Mancina of the Peterborough Petes went 2-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .963.
2015-16 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Jordan Papirny (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
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)