JP Anderson named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that JP Anderson of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the second time this season.  For the week ending January 30, Anderson posted a 3-0-0-0 record with an impressive goals-against-average of 0.80 along with a save percentage of .966.

Anderson began the week with a 19-save performance which included 11 stops in the third period on Friday night in a 4-1 win over the Brampton Battalion.  He picked up his second win of the week on Saturday night in Peterborough after entering the game in relief midway through the second period before stopping all nine shots he faced to help the Majors rally to a 5-2 win over the Petes.  On Sunday he made 28 saves as third star of a 7-1 win over the Sarnia Sting to tie for an OHL-high 25 wins.

Anderson, an 18-year-old from Toronto, ON, is playing in his third OHL season and leads the league with a goals-against-average of 2.17 and has one of the top save percentages at .919.  After signing with the San Jose Sharks as a free agent in September, Anderson was called up by the big club and served as an emergency backup on January 22 in the Sharks’ 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Andrew Hayes of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles was also considered for the award after winning two games including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .982.  Kent Simpson of the Everett Silvertips went 3-1-0-0 posting a goals-against-average of 1.25 and save percentage of .965.

2010-11 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Jan. 24 – Jan. 30: JP Anderson, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

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