Mac Engel named WHL Goalie of the Month

By League Press Release

CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Mac Engel, of the Spokane Chiefs, has been named the VAUGHN WHL Goaltender of the Month for February.

The 17 year-old goaltender posting a 9-2-0-0 record through February with two shut-outs, maintaining a 1.83 goals-against average and 0.930 save percentage.  He appeared in all 13 games for the Chiefs through February which included seven key victories over WHL US Division rivals.  Engel’s efforts also earned him a Three Star selection in four games, including two 1st Star honours.

Engel’s strong performance through February has helped him to a second ranking among all WHL goaltenders with 2.41 goals-against average.  The Chiefs have won 8 of their last 10 games and currently sit 3rd in the WHL Western Conference with a 40-17-4-2 record for 86 points, just one back of the conference leading Portland Winterhawks. 

Engel, a native of Red Deer, AB, is playing in his rookie season with the Spokane Chiefs who listed him back in November 2009.  He has appeared in 29 games this season posting an 11-7-2-1 record with three shut-outs.

His accomplishments make Mac Engel a deserving choice as the VAUGHN WHL Goaltender of the Month for February. 

2010-11 VAUGHN WHL Goaltender of the Month
February:  Mac Engel, Spokane Chiefs
January:  Darcy Kuemper, Red Deer Rebels
December:  Drew Owsley, Tri-City Americans
November:  Adam Brown, Kelowna Rockets
September/October:  Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks