Petes’ Dylan Wells named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Edmonton Oilers prospect Dylan Wells of the Peterborough Petes is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 16 after posting a 2-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .957.

Dylan Wells of the Peterborough Petes. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images
Dylan Wells of the Peterborough Petes. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Wells made 66 saves in a pair of road victories last week backstopping the Petes to a berth in the OHL’s Eastern Conference Championship Series following a four-game series win over the Kingston Frontenacs.  He made 33 saves in both contests including last Tuesday in Game 3 where he earned first star honours in a 3-1 victory, and Thursday’s Game 4 where the Petes clinched the series with a 6-2 victory for their eight-straight win this post-season.  In that contest, Wells etched his name in team records becoming the first Petes goaltender and just the ninth OHL netminder all-time to score a goal after firing a shot from behind his own goal-line across the ice and into the empty cage.  The Petes will now face the Mississauga Steelheads in round three action beginning Thursday.

A 19-year-old from St. Catharines, Ont., Wells is playing in his third OHL season with the Petes after being chosen by the club in the second round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.  This season he carried a 33-15-2-2 record for the East Division champs with a goals-against-average of 3.07 and save percentage of .916.  The fifth round pick of the Oilers in the 2016 NHL Draft has an eight-game winning-streak to open the post-season where both his GAA and SV% have improved to marks of 1.94 and .944 respectively.

Also considered for the award this week was Julio Billia of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens who made 71 saves in three games of the QMJHL Quarter-Finals against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies posting a 2-1 record with a goals-against-average of 1.34 and save percentage of .947.  In the WHL, Tyler Brown of the Regina Pats made 159 saves in four games of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Swift Current Broncos posting a 2-2 record with a goals-against-average of 2.48 and save percentage of .930.

2016-17 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:

Apr. 10 – Apr. 16: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Apr. 3 – Apr. 9: Joseph Raaymakers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Mar. 27 – Apr. 2: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
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)

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