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 February 28 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .973.
Williams earns the award for the second time this season allowing just one goal on 37 shots backstopping the top ranked Otters to a pair of victories for a first place record of 47-11-1-0 in the OHL standings. On Friday night he earned his second shutout of the season making 19 saves and earning second star honours in a 4-0 victory over the North Bay Battalion. Williams then set an Otters single season franchise record with his 37th win played before a national Sportsnet audience on Sunday stopping 17 shots and earning second star honours in a 2-1 triumph over the Niagara IceDogs.
A 20-year-old from Saginaw, Michigan, Williams is playing in his fifth career OHL season with the Otters. He currently leads all OHL netminders with a goals-against-average of 2.19 and is tied for first with a save percentage of .921. Last week he became just the fifth goaltender in OHL history to record 100 career wins.
Also considered for the award this week was Reilly Pickard of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan who posted a 1-1-1 record with a goals-against-average of 1.30 and save percentage of .958, and Landon Bow of the Seattle Thunderbirds who went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .962.
2015-16 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Devin Williams (Erie Otters)
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Leo Lazarev (Ottawa 67’s)
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)