Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Taz Burman of the Swift Current Broncos is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 7 after posting a 2-0-0-1 record with a goals-against-average of 0.97 and save percentage of .971.
Burman made 99 saves in three road games last week helping the Broncos earn five of a possible six points to stay competitive in the wildcard playoff hunt in the WHL’s Eastern Conference. Last Tuesday night he made 28 saves earning second star honours in a 2-1 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers, then turned aside 32 shots on Friday despite a 2-1 shootout loss to the Prince Albert Raiders. He finished the week with an impressive 39-save performance on Saturday as first star of a 4-1 victory over the Saskatoon Blades.
An 18-year-old from Vancouver, BC, Burman is playing in his third career WHL season and was acquired by the Broncos from the Seattle Thunderbirds in January. Since joining his new club he has posted a 6-2-0-1 record with a goals-against-average of 2.25 and save percentage of .940.
Also considered for the award this week was rookie Anthony Dumont-Bouchard of the Drummondville Voltigeurs who posted a 1-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .962, and New York Rangers prospect Brandon Halverson of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds who posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.50 and save percentage of .932.
2015-16 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Taz Burman (Swift Current Broncos)
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Luke Opilka (Kitchener Rangers)
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)