Thunderbirds’ Pickard named ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release
The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Calvin Pickard of the Seattle Thunderbirds is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 12.
Pickard, a 16-year-old from Winnipeg, MB, is in his first WHL season.  This week he posted a 1-0-0-1 record with a 0.480 goals-against-average and a .978 save percentage.  His 20 saves on Saturday night backstopped the Thunderbirds to a 4-0 road win against division rival Portland Winter Hawks.  With his first WHL career shutout, Pickard was named the game’s first star.  On Sunday he made 24 saves in a 2-1 shootout loss against the Chilliwack Bruins and was named second star of the game.  Calvin Pickard is the younger brother of 2007-08 WHL and CHL Goaltender of the Year Chet Pickard.
Maxim Gougeon of the Rimouski Oceanic went 3-0-0-0 this week including a 4-0 shutout win over the Montreal Juniors to represent the QMJHL nominee for the award this week.  Peter Di Salvo of the Barrie Colts was the OHL nominee.  Di Salvo made 32 saves in a big 3-0 shutout win over the Sudbury Wolves on Friday night.  The 17-year-old Di Salvo was named the first star of the game with his second shutout of the season.
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2008-09 ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week
Oct. 14 – Calvin Pickard, Seattle Thunderbirds
Oct. 7 – Olivier Roy, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Sept. 30 – Andrew Engelage, Windsor Spitfires
Sept. 23 – Jamie Tucker, Vancouver Giants