Toronto – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds goaltender Kyle Gajewski is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending April 15, 2007. Gajewski stopped 120 of 132 shots posting a 2.89 goals against average and a .909 save percentage leading the Greyhounds to three consecutive playoff victories over the London Knights.
The 20-year-old native of London, Ontario made 33 saves on Tuesday night posting a shutout in a 3-0 victory at home and 41saves on Thursday night in a 5-2 road win. Gajewski was named the first-star in both games. On Sunday night, Gajewski capped off the comeback for the Greyhounds after making 33 saves in a 5-4 victory, forcing the series to a seventh game.
Jeremy Duchesne of the Val-dÕOr Foreurs was the QMJHL goaltender nominee after recording three playoff victories while posting a 2.73 goals against average and a .935 save percentage. Real Cyr of the Prince George Cougars was the WHL goaltender nominee after posting a 2.27 goals against average and a .933 save percentage, leading the Cougars to three consecutive playoff victories.
Each week the CHL recognizes the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week and will present the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Year Award to the CHL’s top netminder at the conclusion of the 2006-07 season.
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ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week
Oct 2 – Ryan Mior, P.E.I. Rocket
Oct 10 – Sebastian Dahm, Sarnia Sting
Oct 17 – Andrew Perugini, Barrie Colts
Oct. 24 – James Reimer, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 31 – Dan Spence, Calgary Hitmen
Nov. 6 – Dan Spence, Calgary Hitmen
Nov. 13 –Matt Keetley, Medicine Hat Tigers
Nov. 20 – Antoine Lafleur, PEI Rocket
Nov. 27 – Real Cyr, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 4 – John Murray, Kitchener Rangers
Dec. 11 – Bobby Nadeau, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Dec. 18 – Kevin Beech, Sudbury Wolves
Jan. 2 – Jean-Christophe Blanchard, Victoriaville Tigres
Jan. 9 – David Reekie, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 16 – Taylor Dakers, Kootenay Ice
Jan. 23 – Tyler Plante, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 20 – Ondrej Pavelec, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Feb. 4 – Kevin Lalande, Belleville Bulls
Feb. 11 – Ryan Daniels, Saginaw Spirit
Feb. 18 – Andrew Loverock, Mississauga IceDogs
Feb. 25 – Parker VanBuskirk, Sarnia Sting
Mar. 4 – Tommy Tartaglione, Regina Pats
Mar.11 – Tyson Sexsmith, Vancouver Giants
Mar. 18 – Jean-Christophe Blanchard, Victoriaville Tigres
Mar. 25 – Steve Mason, London Knights
Apr. 1 Ð Tyson Sexsmith, Vancouver Giants
Apr. 8 Ð Matt Keetley, Medicine Hat Tigers
Apr. 15 Ð Kyle Gajewski, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds