Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Tyson Sexsmith of the Vancouver Giants is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the week for the week ending November 9.
Sexsmith was perfect in his single start this week for the Giants when they defeated the Prince George Cougars 5-0. Sexsmith was the third star of the game making 24 saves for the shutout. The shutout victory marked the 22nd of his career setting a new WHL record. Sexsmith accomplished the record in 138 games played. Brian Bridges (Kootenay/Seattle, 2001-06) had 21 shutouts in 213 games played, while Leland Irving (Everett, 2003-08) also had 21 in 195 career games.
Sexsmith, a 19-year-old from Priddis, AB was taken in the third round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks. He is in his fourth WHL season with the Giants. He is currently amongst the league leaders in goals-against-average with 1.91 and save percentage at .903 in 11 games played. Sexsmith has also recorded 9 wins including two shutouts so far this season.
Timo Pielmeier has been huge for the Shawinigan Cataractes who are winners of 12 straight games. This week Pielmeier is the QMJHL nominee after winning two road games and posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 with a .960 save percentage. Jaroslav Janus of the Erie Otters is the OHL nominee after posting a 3-0-0-0 including a shutout win and a weekly goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .957. On Saturday, Janus made 32 saves in a 4-2 win over the Windsor Spitfires.
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2008-09 ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week
Nov. 11 – Tyson Sexsmith, Vancouver Giants
Nov. 4 – Mike Murphy, Belleville Bulls
Oct. 28 – Nicola Riopel, Moncton Wildcats
Oct. 21 – Brandon Foote, Brampton Battalion
Oct. 14 – Calvin Pickard, Seattle Thunderbirds
Oct. 7 – Olivier Roy, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Sept. 30 – Andrew Engelage, Windsor Spitfires
Sept. 23 – Jamie Tucker, Vancouver Giants