Guelph’s McCollum named ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Thomas McCollum of the Guelph Storm is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Sunday December 11 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record along with a 0.67 goals against average and .971 save percentage in three starts last week.

The Sanborn, New York native celebrated his 18th birthday by turning aside 22 of 23 shots in a 3-1 win over the Saginaw Spirit on Friday. He made 25 saves for his first shutout of the season and was named first star in a 3-0 win over the Sarnia Sting on Saturday and made 21 saves and was named second star in a 3-1 win over the Spirit on Sunday.

McCollum, the OHL’s top-rated goaltending prospect for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, improved his season record to 8-9-2-2 with a 2.80 goals against average and a .904 save percentage in 22 games.

Joey Perricone of the Moose Jaw Warriors was the WHL nominee for the award after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a 0.50 goals against average and .981 save percentage and one shutout in two games. Marc-Antoine Gelinas of the PEI Rocket was the QMJHL nominee after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a 2.00 goals against average and .943 save percentage in three starts.

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2007-08 ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week

Sept. 23 – Kevin Desfosses, Quebec Remparts
Sept. 30 – Nicola Riopel, Moncton Wildcats
Oct. 7 – Olivier Bellavance-Roy, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Oct. 14 – Kyle Gajewski, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Oct .21 – Steve Mason, London Knights
Oct. 28 – Josh Unice, Kitchener Rangers
Nov. 5 – Kevin Maletto, Shawinigan Cataractes
Nov. 12 – Jeremy Smith, Plymouth Whalers
Nov. 19 – Justin Leclerc, Kamloops Blazers
Nov. 26 – Michael Dupont, Rimouski Oceanic
Dec. 4 – Dustin Tokarski, Spokane Chiefs
Dec. 11 – Thomas McCollum, Guelph Storm