Armada’s Samuel Montembeault named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

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Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Florida Panthers prospect Samuel Montembeault of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 3 after posting a 3-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.27 and save percentage of .933.

Montembeault backstopped the 13th seed Armada to a stunning first round QMJHL playoff series upset over the 4th seed Val-d’Or Foreurs making an incredible 152 saves in four games last week.  With the series tied 1-1, Montembeault made 35 saves on Tuesday earning first star honours in the 3-1 home victory in Game 3, then stopped 29 shots on Wednesday in the Armada’s 3-2 victory in Game 4.  On Friday night in Game 5 he made 34 saves despite a 6-5 loss, then rebounded with a brilliant 54-save performance on Sunday as first star of a 3-2 triple overtime triumph in Game 6.  The Armada and Foreurs were separated by 40 points during the regular season making this the biggest playoff upset in QMJHL history.

A 19-year-old from Bécancour, QC, Montembeault is playing in his third career QMJHL season with the Armada.  Selected by the Panthers in the third round of the 2015 NHL Draft, Montembeault leads all QMJHL goaltenders with a playoff save percentage of .933.  During the regular season he posted a 17-19-6-2 record with three shutouts, the league’s fifth best goals-against-average at 2.63, and save percentage of .901.

Also considered for the award this week was Jordan Papirny who posted a 3-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .959 helping the Brandon Wheat Kings take a 3-2 series lead against the Edmonton Oil Kings. In the OHL, Charlie Graham of the Sarnia Sting posted a 3-0-1-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.57 and save percentage of .939 against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

2015-16 Vaughn CHL Post-Season Goaltenders of the Week:

Mar. 28 – Apr. 3: Samuel Montembeault (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Chase Marchand (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)

2015-16 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:

Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Reilly Pickard (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Landon Bow (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Feb. 29 – Mar. 6: Connor Ingram (Kamloops Blazers)
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)

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