Jimmy Appleby named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Jimmy Appleby of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 2.  In two starts he recorded a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .940.

Appleby began the week with a 17-save performance to beat the Victoriaville Tigres 6-1 on Thursday night.  He followed that up with a 30-save effort on Sunday where he was named first star of a 6-2 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan extending the Drakkar’s winning-streak to six games.  The Drakkar are currently in first place in the QMJHL standings with an 8-1-0-0 record.

Appleby, an 18-year-old from Trois-Rivieres, QC, is playing in his second QMJHL season and first with the Drakkar.  So far this season he is the top QMJHL goaltender with a perfect 4-0-0-0 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 1.25 and save percentage of .951.

Also considered for the award this week was Nathan Lieuwen of the Kootenay Ice who posted a 1-1-0-0 record with a shutout victory and a goals-against-average of 1.51 and save percentage of .940.  Matt Murray of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds went 2-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .938.

2011-12 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Jimmy Appleby, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Michael Houser, London Knights