Whalers’ Hackett named ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Matt Hackett of the Plymouth Whalers is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 18.  Hackett posted a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout win with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and a save percentage of .957.

Hackett began his week on Friday night with a 30 save performance at home against the Barrie Colts.  He was named second star of the game in the 5-3 victory.  His solid play between the pipes continued on Saturday at Compuware Arena in Plymouth where he made 37 saves including 17 in the second period to shutout the Owen Sound Attack 5-0.  The shutout for Hackett, his second of the season, was the only one of its kind last week in the OHL and earned him first star of the game honours.

Hackett, an 18-year-old from London, ON, is in his third OHL season and first full season with the Whalers having began his career with the Windsor Spitfires.  In 32 games this season Hackett has a record of 18-11-2-0 with a 2.89 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage.  His strong play has helped lift the Whalers into playoff contention where they currently sit seventh in the Western Conference with 46 points.

Maxime Clermont of the Gatineau Olympiques is the QMJHL nominee for the award this week after posting two impressive victories over the top ranked Shawinigan Cataractes 3-2 on Friday and the Drummondville Voltigeurs 3-2 on Sunday.  Dustin Tokarski of the Spokane Chiefs was also considered after going 3-0-0-0 on the week.  The World Junior Gold Medalist for Team Canada posted a 1.30 goals-against-average and a .957 save percentage.

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2008-09 ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week

Jan. 20 – Matt Hackett, Plymouth Whalers
Jan. 13 – Olivier Roy, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Jan. 6 – Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen
Dec. 16 – Michael Hutchinson, Barrie Colts
Dec. 9 – Chet Pickard, Tri-City Americans
Dec. 2 – Torrie Jung, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 25 – Antoine Lafleur, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Nov. 18 – Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen
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