Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Ty Rimmer of the Tri-City Americans is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 8 after posting two shutout victories with a perfect goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.
Rimmer combined for 64 saves in his two shutout wins including a 42-save performance last Wednesday as first star of a 5-0 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors. He then picked up his league-leading fifth shutout of the season on Saturday with 22 saves as third star of a 4-0 win over the Everett Silvertips. The Americans have now won 13 straight games and are the WHL’s top ranked team with a 32-7-0-0 record for 64 points.
Rimmer, a 19-year-old from Edmonton, AB, is playing in his second full WHL season and first with the Americans. With a 19-4-0-0 record, he carries the league’s best goals-against-average and save percentage with marks of 1.85 and .938 respectively.
Also considered for the award this week was former winner Roman Will of the Moncton Wildcats who went 2-0-0-1 with a goals-against-average of 0.97 and save percentage of .966. Matt Mahalak of the Plymouth Whalers went 2-0-0-0 recording a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.44 and save percentage of .961.
2011-12 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Ty Rimmer, Tri-City Americans
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Jacob Gervais-Chouinard, Rimouski Oceanic
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Christopher Festarini, Niagara IceDogs
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Étienne Marcoux, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Joel Vienneau, Sudbury Wolves
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