Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Kyle Jessiman of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the first week of playoff action ending March 26 after posting a 2-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.56 and save percentage of .977.
Jessiman made 42 saves in two wins last week for the seventh place Screaming Eagles who opened the first round of the 2017 QMJHL Playoffs at home against the tenth place Gatineau Olympiques. Making his first career post-season start in Friday’s Game 1, Jessiman turned aside all 25 shots he faced and earned second star honours in the 1-0 overtime victory. In Game 2 on Saturday, Jessiman entered the game early in the second period with his club trailing 5-2 and would deny 17 of 18 shots as the Screaming Eagles stormed back and emerged victorious by a 7-6 score in overtime. The series shifts to Gatineau for Game’s 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
An 18-year-old from Châteauguay, QC, Jessiman is playing in his second season in Cape Breton after being selected by the Screaming Eagles in the second round of the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft. This season the NHL Draft prospect played in 44 games carrying an overall record of 21-17-2-2 with a goals-against-average of 3.09 and save percentage of .898.
Also considered for the award this week was Michael Herringer of the Kelowna Rockets who made 48 saves posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .960 in a pair of first round wins that included a shutout victory over the Kamloops Blazers. In the OHL, Dawson Carty of the Hamilton Bulldogs made 54 saves in a pair of road wins over the Kingston Frontenacs including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .931.
2016-17 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 20 – Mar. 26: Kyle Jessiman (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
2016-17 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 13 – Mar. 19: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Mar. 6 – Mar. 12: Callum Booth (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Feb. 27 – Mar. 5: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Brodan Salmond (Kelowna Rockets)
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Stuart Skinner (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Matthew Welsh (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Francis Leclerc (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Griffen Outhouse (Victoria Royals)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram (Kamloops Blazers)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Troy Timpano (Erie Otters)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Reilly Pickard (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic (Vancouver Giants)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell (Saskatoon Blades)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Liam Herbst (Guelph Storm)