Americans’ Drew Owsley Named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Drew Owsley of the Tri-City Americans is the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending April 11.  Owsley won three games including a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 1.62 and save percentage of .952.

Owsley backstopped the Americans to a 4-1 series win over the Kelowna Rockets in the Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Semi-Finals.  He posted back-to-back first star performances beginning with a 31 save effort on Tuesday night in a 2-0 Game 3 victory.  He then made 33 saves in a 3-2 win in Game 4 on Wednesday.  He finished the series with a big 36 save performance in a 4-3 overtime win in Game 5.  The Americans will now face the Vancouver Giants in the Conference Finals. 

Owlsey, a 19-year-old from Lethbridge, ON, is playing in his second WHL season with the Americans.  He finished the regular season with the fifth best goals-against-average in the league with a mark of 2.51.

Also considered for the award was Nicola Riopel of the Moncton Wildcats who won two games in three starts with a goals-against-average of 2.24 and save percentage of .909 to help the Wildcats defeat the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4-1 in the QMJHL quarter finals.  Mavric Parks won two games for the Barrie Colts with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .958 to backstop the Colts to a 4-0 series win over the Brampton Battalion.

2009-10 CHL Goaltender of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 5 – Apr. 11 : Drew Owsley, Tri-City Americans
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