Mark Visentin named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Mark Visentin of the Niagara IceDogs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 29 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with two shutout victories and a goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.

Visentin recorded his OHL-best seventh shutout of the season on Sunday with 15 saves as second star of a 3-0 win over the Brampton Battalion.  Earlier in the week Visentin also shutout the Belleville Bulls with a 26-save performance as second star of the 6-0 victory.  He has now recorded three straight shutout victories and the IceDogs are tied for first place in the OHL’s Central Division with 63 points.

Visentin, a 19-year-old from Waterdown, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season.  The Phoenix Coyotes prospect and Canadian National Junior Team netminder carries an 18-7-0-2 record with a 2.29 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage on the season.  He becomes the second IceDogs’ goaltender to win the award this season following Christopher Festarini who achieved the honour in December.

Also considered for the award this week was Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects goaltender Chris Driedger of the Calgary Hitmen who posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory and a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .980.  Roman Will of the Moncton Wildcats went 1-1-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .976.

2011-12 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs

Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Philippe Cadorette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks

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