Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Lucas Gore of the Chilliwack Bruins is the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 21. Gore was perfect in both of his starts earning two shutout victories compiling 59 saves for a goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.
Gore made 28 saves and earned first star of the game honours Tuesday night in a 1-0 shutout win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. His second straight shutout also earned him first star honours when he made 31 saves on Friday night to blank the Swift Current Broncos 3-0.
Gore, a 19-year-old from Kamloops, BC, is playing in his second full WHL season with the Bruins and is tied for the league-lead with five shutouts. This season he has also posted a record of 18-15-1-0 with a goals-against-average of 2.92 and save percentage of .903.
Adam Courchaine of the OHL’s Erie Otters and Nicola Riopel of the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats were both strongly considered after both goaltenders backstopped their clubs to two shutouts on the week. Courchaine did so in four starts earning three victories with a goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .955, while Riopel was perfect in both of his starts making 31 saves for a goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.
2009-10 CHL Goaltenders of the Week
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Lucas Gore, Chilliwack Bruins
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Jake Allen, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Robin Lehner, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Ian Curtis, Portland Winterhawks
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Peter Delmas, Halifax Mooseheads
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Nicola Riopel, Moncton Wildcats
Dec. 27 – Jan. 3: Darcy Kuemper, Red Deer Rebels
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Drew Owsley, Tri-City Americans
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Ian Curtis, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Nathan Dunnett, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Mavric Parks, Kitchener Rangers
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Robin Lehner, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Calvin Pickard, Seattle Thunderbirds
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: James Reid, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Garrett Zemlak, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 19 – 25: Matt Hackett, Plymouth Whalers
Oct. 12 – 18: Troy Passingham, Windsor Spitfires
Oct. 5 – 11: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Saguenéens
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs
Sept. 21-27: Andrew Hayes, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 14-20: Maxime Clermont, Gatineau Olympiques