Tigres’ Kevin Poulin Named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Kevin Poulin of the Victoriaville Tigres is the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 4.  In two starts Poulin won two games recording a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .945.

Poulin and the Tigres opened their QMJHL quarter-final playoff series Friday night on the road against the Quebec Remparts with a 4-1 win where he made 22 saves as first star of the game.  In Game two on Saturday he made 31 saves including 15 in the third period to preserve a 4-2 win.  The Tigres won Game three on Monday night by a score of 6-1 and now hold a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Remparts. 

Poulin, a 19-year-old from Montreal, QC, is playing in his fourth QMJHL season with the Tigres.  A fifth round selection of the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Poulin was named a second-team QMJHL All-Star after establishing a new franchise record for most career wins with 81 ahead of Mathieu Garon who won 74 games with the Tigres from 1995-98.

Also considered for the award this week was two-time regular season winner Martin Jones of the Calgary Hitmen who won three games including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .937.  The Hitmen currently lead the Medicine Hat Tigers 2-0.  In the OHL, rookie Petr Mrazek won two games for the Ottawa 67’s to give them a 2-1 series lead over the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors recording a goals-against-average of 1.41 and save percentage of .954.

2009-10 CHL Goaltender of the Week – Playoffs:
Mar. 29 – Apr. 4: Kevin Poulin, Victoriaville Tigres
Mar. 22 – Mar. 28: Chris Carrozzi, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Mar. 15 – Mar. 21: Steven Stanford, Saskatoon Blades

2009-10 CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
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