Hitmen’s Martin Jones Named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Martin Jones of the Calgary Hitmen is the CHL Goaltender of the Week following two games of the WHL Championship Final.  Jones earned two victories including one shutout win posting a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .979 to backstop the Hitmen to a 2-0 series lead over the Tri-City Americans for the Ed Chynoweth Cup.

Jones made 26 saves and was named third star of the 7-0 Game 1 win at home on Friday night, and then followed that up with 21 saves to preserve a 4-1 win in Game 2 on Saturday at the Pengrowth Saddledome.  The series now shifts to Tri-City for Games 3 and 4 beginning Tuesday night. 

Jones, a 20-year-old from North Vancouver, BC, is playing in his third full WHL season.  He was recently named the 2010 recipient of the Del Wilson Trophy awarded to the WHL’s Top Goaltender following a 2009-10 campaign where he posted a 36-11-0-1 record and a goals-against-average of 2.21 and save percentage of .919 with an impressive eight shutouts. 

Philipp Grubauer of the Windsor Spitfires and Nicola Riopel of the Moncton Wildcats were also considered.  Grubauer won three games to help the Spitfires take a 3-0 series lead over the Barrie Colts in the OHL Championship Series for the Robertson Cup posting a goals-against-average of 2.97 and save percentage of .920.  Riopel won two games with a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .926 to help the Wildcats take a 2-0 series lead over the Saint John Sea Dogs for the President Cup. 

2009-10 CHL Goaltender of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 26 – May 2: Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen
Apr. 19 – Apr. 25: Drew Owsley, Tri-City Americans
Apr. 12 – Apr. 18: Marco Cousineau, Saint John Sea Dogs
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