Hitmen’s Martin Jones Named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Martin Jones of the Calgary Hitmen is the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 7.  Jones won three games including one shutout victory for a goals-against-average of 0.670.  He also made 89 saves on 91 shots for a save percentage of .978.

Jones had his top performance of the week on Saturday recording his WHL-leading fifth shutout of the season making 33 saves as first star of a 2-0 win at home over the Medicine Hat Tigers.  He was also named first star of the game Thursday night when the Hitmen played the Tigers in Medicine Hat in the first game of the home-and-home series making 33 saves including 15 in the third period to preserve a 4-1 victory.  On Wednesday night Jones made 23 saves in a 2-1 win over the Swift Current Broncos.

Jones, a 20-year-old from North Vancouver, BC, is playing in his fourth WHL season with the Hitmen.  A member of Canada’s National Junior Team, Jones has eight wins in his last 10 games including four shutout wins and has the fourth best goals-against-average in the WHL with a mark of 2.54.

Matt Hackett of the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers was also considered after posting a goals-against-average of 1.44 and a save percentage of .960 in two games which included a 34 save performance as second star in a 5-1 win over the Owen Sound Attack on Saturday.  Kevin Poulin of the QMJHL’s Victoriaville Tigres was also considered after winning two games including a first star performance with 41 saves Friday in a 5-2 win over the Drummondville Voltigeurs to finish the week with a goals-against-average of 2.00 and a save percentage of .949. 

2009-10 CHL Goaltenders of the Week

Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Robin Lehner, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Ian Curtis, Portland Winterhawks
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Peter Delmas, Halifax Mooseheads
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Nicola Riopel, Moncton Wildcats
Dec. 27 – Jan. 3: Darcy Kuemper, Red Deer Rebels
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Drew Owsley, Tri-City Americans
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