Malcolm Subban named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that for the second time this season Malcolm Subban of the Belleville Bulls is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.67 and save percentage of .978 for the week ending November 27.

Subban began the week making 23 saves on Thursday as part of a 3-1 win over the Erie Otters.  He followed that with his second shutout of the season on Friday stopping all 34 shots faced including 19 in the second period as first star of a 6-0 win over the Guelph Storm.  He helped the Bulls win their third straight game on Sunday with 30 saves as third star of a 4-1 win over the Oshawa Generals.

Subban, a 17-year-old from Rexdale, ON, is playing in his second full season with the Bulls and is currently the OHL’s top netminder with a league-best goals-against-average of 1.89 and save percentage of .938 in 12 starts this season.  He was also recently ranked the top 2012 NHL Entry Draft eligible goaltender in the OHL by NHL Central Scouting in their Preliminary Rankings.

Francois Lacerte of the Gatineau Olympiques received consideration for the second straight week this time with a 1-0-0-2 record posting a goals-against-average of 2.21 and save percentage of .947 making 126 saves on the week.  In the WHL, Eric Comrie of the Tri-City Americans went 2-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .957.

2011-12 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Malcolm Subban, Belleville Bulls

Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Calvin Pickard, Seattle Thunderbirds

Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Roman Will, Moncton Wildcats

Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Malcolm Subban, Belleville Bulls

Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Tyler Bunz, Medicine Hat Tigers

Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Eric Comrie, Tri-City Americans

Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Patrik Bartosak, Red Deer Rebels

Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: François Tremblay, Val d’Or Foreurs

Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Jimmy Appleby, Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Michael Houser, London Knights