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 week ending March 27. Anderson opened the 2011 OHL Playoffs with three straight wins including two shutout victories with a goals-against-average of 0.33 and save percentage of .983.
Anderson has backstopped the Majors to a 3-0 series lead over the Belleville Bulls which began with a 17-save performance in a 4-1 win last Thursday night in Mississauga. Anderson followed that up with back-to-back shutouts for the first time in his career making 21 saves as third star of a 1-0 win on Saturday night, and 19 saves as third star of a 2-0 win on Sunday afternoon.
Anderson, an 18-year-old from Toronto, ON, claims this award for the third time this season. A San Jose Sharks prospect, Anderson was signed as a Free Agent earlier this season. He led the OHL with a goals-against-average of 2.36 and was among the league leaders with a .911 save percentage while his six shutouts were top mark in the OHL this regular season.
Mac Carruth of the Portland Winterhawks was also considered after posting a 2-0 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .972. In the QMJHL, Jacob DeSerres of the Saint John Sea Dogs won both starts with a 0.50 goals-against-average and .971 save percentage while earning one shutout victory.
2010-11 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: JP Anderson, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
2010-11 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Deven Dubyk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Adam Brown, Kelowna Rockets
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