Spirit’s Edward Pasquale Named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Edward Pasquale of the Saginaw Spirit is the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 14.  Pasquale posted a 2-0-0-1 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.97 and save percentage of .972.

Pasquale led the OHL with 105 saves in three games beginning last Wednesday night where he turned aside 33 shots before falling 3-2 to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in a shootout but was named the game’s third star for his efforts.  Saturday night marked one of his top performances of the year making 38 saves to beat the Kitchener Rangers 3-0 to earn first star of the game honours with his first shutout of the season.  He wrapped up his week and the regular season on Sunday with second star honours in a 4-1 win over the Plymouth Whalers where he made 34 saves.

Pasquale, a 19-year-old from Toronto, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season and finished the 2009-10 campaign with a 27-17-2-3 record with a goals-against-average of 3.17 and save percentage of .916 and one shutout.  The fourth round 2009 NHL Entry Draft pick of the Atlanta Thrashers helped the Spirit climb the standings in the season’s final weekend to sixth place in the OHL’s Western Conference.

Mac Carruth of the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks was also considered for the award after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a 1.30 goals-against-average and a .958 save percentage.  Two-time award winner Jake Allen of the Drummondville Voltigeurs continued his strong play posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout win and a goals-against-average of 0.45 and save percentage of .969. 

2009-10 CHL Goaltenders of the Week
Mar. 8 – Mar. 14: Edward Pasquale, Saginaw Spirit
Mar. 1 – Mar. 7: Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Jake Allen, Drummondville Voltigeurs
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