Winterhawks’ Ian Curtis Named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Ian Curtis of the Portland Winterhawks is the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 13.  Curtis posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory and a goals-against-average of 1.47 and a save percentage of .957.

Curtis began his week on Tuesday where he stopped a season-high 44 shots in a 4-3 overtime win on the road against the Everett Silvertips.  Curtis made 18 of his saves in the second period and stopped the Silvertips on eight of their nine power play opportunities.  The two teams faced-off again on Sunday with Curtis shutting the door at home with 23 saves as first star of the game in the 2-0 win over the Silvertips to earn his second shutout of the season and his career.

Curtis, a 19-year-old from Abbotsford, BC, is playing in his third WHL season and has produced an 11-4-0-1 record for the Winterhawks who currently sit in second place in the U.S Division with 43 points.

Also considered for the award was Shane Owen of the Moncton Wildcats and Chris Carrozzi of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors.  Owen won three games with one shutout victory and also made 27 saves Sunday in a 7-3 win to end the Saint John Sea Dogs’ 22-game winning streak.  Carrozzi stopped 69 of 71 shots in two starts and earned a shutout victory as second star Sunday with 29 saves in an 8-0 win over the Ottawa 67’s. 

2009-10 CHL Goaltenders of the Week
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Ian Curtis, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Nathan Dunnett, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Mavric Parks, Kitchener Rangers
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Robin Lehner, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Calvin Pickard, Seattle Thunderbirds
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: James Reid, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Garrett Zemlak, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 19 – 25: Matt Hackett, Plymouth Whalers
Oct. 12 – 18: Troy Passingham, Windsor Spitfires
Oct. 5 – 11: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Saguenéens
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs
Sept. 21-27: Andrew Hayes, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 14-20: Maxime Clermont, Gatineau Olympiques