Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Lucas Gore of the Chilliwack Bruins is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 6. He posted an impressive 4-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory and made 120 saves with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .968.
Gore opened the week with a 22-save performance as part of a 3-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday, before earning his third shutout of the season in a 1-0 win over the Kelowna Rockets on Friday. In that contest, Gore stopped all 29 shots he faced and was named first star of the game. He got the call to start between the pipes the next two nights and posted a 4-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday with 26 saves, and then made 43 saves as second star of a 6-2 win over the Portland Winterhawks to finish his week on Sunday.
Gore, a 20-year-old from Kamloops, BC, is playing in his third full WHL season with the Bruins. This season he has earned a career-high 28 wins in 58 games and has made the second most saves in the WHL with 1,728.
JP Anderson of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors was also considered after earning OHL Player of the Week honours with two shutouts in three games. He posted a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .960 to go along with his three victories. Evan Mosher of the PEI Rocket went 2-0-0-1 including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 2.21 and save percentage of .933.
2010-11 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Feb. 28 – Mar. 6: Lucas Gore, Chilliwack Bruins
Feb. 21 – Feb. 27: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Saguenéens
Feb. 14 – Feb. 20: Olivier Roy, Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Feb. 7 – Feb. 13: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs
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 Saguenéens
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