Huskies’ Chase Marchand named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Chase Marchand of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 17 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including two shutout victories with a goals-against-average of 0.37 and save percentage of .981.

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Marchand made 53 saves in three games last week helping the first place Huskies earn a berth in the QMJHL Semi-Finals following a 4-1 series win over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.  He set a new QMJHL record with a shutout-streak that lasted 223 minutes and 23 seconds beginning in Game 2 of the series and into the Game 5 finale.  On Tuesday night he made 17 saves and earned second star honours in a 1-0 overtime victory in Game 3, then stopped all 20 shots he faced on Wednesday as second star of a 3-0 Game 4 triumph.  In Game on Friday, he stopped 16 of 17 shots faced in two periods of work as the Huskies prevailed by a 5-1 score.

A 20-year-old from Upper Tantlion, NS, Marchand is playing in his third career QMJHL season and first with the Huskies.  During the 2015-16 regular season he carried a record of 29-6-0-1 including two shutout victories while maintaining the league’s lowest goals-against-average with a mark of 2.42 and the second best save percentage at .911 helping the Huskies finish first overall.  Marchand has earned the weekly award twice so far these playoffs with a goals-against-average of 0.41 and save percentage of .981 while his five shutouts have tied a league record.

Also considered for the award this week was Landon Bow of the Seattle Thunderbirds who posted a 3-0-0-0 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .948 against the Everett Silvertips, and New Jersey Devils prospect Mackenzie Blackwood of the Barrie Colts who also went 3-0-0-0 with a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 1.31 and a save percentage of .956 against the North Bay Battalion.

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

Apr. 11 – Apr. 17: Chase Marchand (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
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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