Nathan Lieuwen Named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Nathan Lieuwen of the Kootenay Ice is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending April 17 after posting a 2-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .965.

Lieuwen backstopped the Ice to a 4-0 series sweep over the WHL’s top ranked Saskatoon Blades in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.  He recorded his second shutout of the playoffs in Game three of the series last Tuesday night making 22 saves in a 3-0 win where he was named third star of the game.  On Wednesday Lieuwen would claim third star honours again making 35 saves in the 5-2 series-winning Game four victory over the Blades.  The Ice will now face the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Husky WHL Eastern Conference Final.

Lieuwen, a 19-year-old from Abbotsford, BC, is playing in his third full WHL season with the Ice and has been the top goaltender in the WHL playoffs after two rounds of action with an 8-2 record and a 1.96 goals-against-average and .930 save percentage.

Maxime Clermont of the Gatineau Olympiques was also considered after winning four games with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .941.  In the OHL, Mark Visentin of the Niagara IceDogs went 3-0 with a 2.33 goals-against-average and a .940 save percentage.

2010-11 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:

Apr. 11 – Apr. 17: Nathan Lieuwen, Kootenay Ice

Apr. 4 – Apr. 10: Guillaume Nadeau, Drummondville Voltigeurs

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