Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Montreal Juniors netminder Jean-François Bérubé is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 23. Bérubé won two games with one shutout along with a 0.50 goals-against-average and .977 save percentage.
Bérubé recorded his first shutout of the season on Sunday blanking West Division rivals the Gatineau Olympiques 2-0. He made 26 saves and was named second star of the contest. His week also included a 16-save performance on Friday in a 4-1 win over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
Bérubé, a 19-year-old from Repentigny, Quebec, is playing in his third QMJHL season with the Juniors. The fourth round 2009 NHL Entry Draft pick of the Los Angeles Kings is tied for second in the QMJHL with 22 wins, and has a goals-against-average of 2.69 and save percentage of .897 in 33 games played.
Mark Segal of the Vancouver Giants and Alain Valiquette of the Sudbury Wolves were also considered for the award. Segal went 3-0-0-0 including a shutout win earning a 1.06 goals-against-average and a .953 save percentage, while Valiquette posted a 2-0-0-1 record with a 2.27 goals-against-average along with a .938 save percentage.
2010-11 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Jan. 17 – Jan. 23: Jean-François Bérubé, Montreal Juniors
Jan. 10 – Jan. 16: Darcy Kuemper, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 3 – Jan. 9: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Dec. 27 – Jan. 2: James Priestner, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 13 – Dec. 19: Anthony Terenzio, Halifax Mooseheads
Dec. 6 – Dec. 12: Malcolm Subban, Belleville Bulls
Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: Darcy Kuemper, Red Deer Rebels
Nov. 22 – Nov. 28: Scott Wedgewood, Plymouth Whalers
Nov. 15 – Nov. 21: Nicholas Champion, Lewiston MAINEiacs
Nov. 8 – Nov. 14: Jeff Bosch, Kamloops Blazers
Nov. 1 – Nov. 7: JP Anderson, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Oct. 25 – Oct. 31: Evan Mosher, PEI Rocket
Oct. 18 – Oct. 24: Gabriel Girard, Shawinigan Cataractes
Oct. 11 – Oct. 17: Mark Friesen, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 4 – Oct. 10: Darcy Kuemper, Red Deer Rebels
Sept. 27 – Oct. 3: Scott Stajcer, Owen Sound Attack
Sept. 23 – Sept. 26: Louis Domingue, Quebec Remparts