Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Mark Visentin of the Niagara IceDogs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 6. In two starts Visentin posted two wins including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and a save percentage of .967.
Visentin had one of his best games of the year on Saturday stopping all 37 shots he faced as first star of a 2-0 win over the Brampton Battalion. The shutout was his third of the season, while the 37 saves is the most he has made in a winning decision so far this season. His week also included a 22-save performance as part of a 6-2 win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Thursday night.
Visentin, an 18-year-old from Waterdown, ON, is playing in his third OHL season with the IceDogs. A member of Canada’s National Junior Team, Visentin was selected in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. He carries the league’s best save percentage at .923 while his goals-against-average of 2.33 ranks second among OHL goaltenders.
Audrey Makarov of the Lewiston MAINEiacs and Ty Rimmer of the Prince George Cougars were also considered for the award after each posting 2-0-0-0 records with a shutout victory. Aubrey carried a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .969 while Rimmer had a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .960.
2010-11 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Jan. 31 – Feb. 6: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs
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