Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Owen Sound Attack netminder Michael Zador is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending April 3.
Zador was perfect between the pipes stopping all 48 shots he faced in 123 minutes of action producing a 2-0 record with a goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000. He earned one individual shutout and split time with Scott Stajcer combining for a second team shutout victory.
Zador helped the Attack earn a first round playoff series win over the London Knights highlighted by a 23-save performance to backstop the club to a 1-0 shutout win in the Game six finale on Sunday where he earned second star honours. Zador made his first start of the series in Game five on Saturday and stopped all 13 shots he faced in the first 51 minutes of action before teammate Scott Stajcer finished the game with the two goalies combining for a 6-0 shutout win. Zador also made 12 saves in the final 12 minutes of a Game four loss 5-2 to the Knights on Thursday.
Zador, a 19-year-old from Toronto, ON, is playing in his third full OHL season and was selected in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Drew Owsley of the Tri-City Americans won twice including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .975 to finish their first round playoff series against the Vancouver Giants in four games. In the QMJHL, Gabriel Girard of the Shawinigan Cataractes won three straight games including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .970 backstopping the club to a five-game series win over the PEI Rocket.
2010-11 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 28 – Apr. 3 Michael Zador, Owen Sound Attack
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