IceDogs’ Alex Nedeljkovic named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes prospect Alex Nedeljkovic of the Niagara IceDogs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 10 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.40 and save percentage of .932.

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Nedeljkovic made 110 saves in three games last week backstopping the fourth place IceDogs to a 3-0 lead against the first place Kingston Frontenacs in their OHL Eastern Conference Semi-Final series.  He opened the series with a first star performance last Thursday night in Game 1 helping the IceDogs to a 3-1 victory, then made 47 saves on Friday night in Game 2 including 18 stops in overtime as the IceDogs stole a 6-5 win and 2-0 series lead.  In Game 3 on Sunday afternoon on home ice, Nedeljkovic contributed another first star effort stopping 32 shots as part of another overtime victory won 3-2 by the IceDogs.

A 20-year-old from Parma, Ohio, Nedeljkovic is playing in his fourth OHL season and first with the IceDogs since being acquired from the Flint Firebirds in December.  Selected in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft by the Hurricanes, Nedeljkovic played 30 games for the IceDogs down the stretch with a record 15-13-1-1 including a shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 2.72 and save percentage of .907.

Also considered for the award this week was rookie Mathieu Bellemare of the Gatineau Olympiques who posted a 1-1-0-0 record including a shutout victory against the Moncton Wildcats stopping 56 shots for a goals-against-average of 1.01 and save percentage of .966, while 2016 NHL Draft prospect Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips also posted a 1-1-0-0 record against the Seattle Thunderbirds including a shutout victory with 56 saves along with with a goals-against-average of 1.02 and save percentage of .966.

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

Apr. 4 – Apr. 10: Alex Nedeljkovic (Niagara IceDogs)
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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