Knights’ Tyler Parsons named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2016 NHL Draft prospect Tyler Parsons of the London Knights is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending May 15 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including one shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 2.44 and save percentage of .896.

Parsons made 43 saves in two games of the OHL Championship Series last week backstopping the Knights to their fourth Robertson Cup in franchise history following a 4-0 series win over the Niagara IceDogs.  He stopped 25 shots in Game 3 last Monday helping the Knights earn a 6-5 overtime victory, then stopped all 18 shots he faced in Wednesday’s Game 4 earning second star honours in the 1-0 shutout win.  Parsons and the Knights will now compete in the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Red Deer opening competition on Friday May 20 against the host Rebels.

Tyler Parsons of the London Knights. Photo by Terry Wilson/OHL Images.
Tyler Parsons of the London Knights. Photo by Terry Wilson/OHL Images.

An 18-year-old from Chesterfield, Michigan, Parsons is playing in his second career OHL season with the Knights and is ranked third among North American goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting for the 2016 NHL Draft.  During the 2016 OHL Playoffs, Parsons led all netminders with a 16-1-1-0 record along with a goals-against-average of 2.15 and save percentage of .925.

Also considered for the award this week was Landon Bow of the Seattle Thunderbirds who posted a 1-1-1-0 record in the final week of the WHL Championship Series against the Brandon Wheat Kings with a goals-against-average of 3.33 and save percentage of .903, and Chase Marchand of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies who won once in two starts with a goals-against-average of 3.37 and save percentage of .828.

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

May 9 – May 15: Tyler Parsons (London Knights)
May 2 – May 8: Jordan Papirny (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Apr. 25 – May 1: Tyler Parsons (London Knights)
Apr. 18 – Apr. 24: Landon Bow (Seattle Thunderbirds)
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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