Americans’ Drew Owsley Named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Drew Owsley of the Tri-City Americans is the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the second time this post-season.  For the week ending April 25, Owsley won three games with just one loss posting a goals-against-average of 1.97 and save percentage of .939 backstopping the Americans to a six game series win over the Vancouver Giants in the WHL’s Western Conference Finals. 

Owsley was named the WHL Western Conference Championship Series MVP with three consecutive victories and first star performances to close out the series.  After dropping a 3-2 overtime decision in Game 3 with 24 saves on Tuesday, he made 30 saves as part of a 5-2 win in Game 4 on Thursday to tie the series 2-2.  He continued his strong play with 40 saves on Friday in the 4-1 win in Game 5, and made another 30 saves in the Game 6 finale to preserve a 5-2 win for the Americans who captured their first ever Western Conference Championship title and will now face the Calgary Hitmen in the WHL Finals. 

Owsley, a 19-year-old from Lethbridge, AB, is competing in his second WHL season with the Americans.  Named to the WHL’s Western Conference second All-Star team, Owsley finished the regular season with a goals-against-average of 2.51 and an impressive record of 33-11-1-1. 

Philipp Grubauer was also considered for winning four straight games for the Windsor Spitfires who defeated the Kitchener Rangers in seven games to advance to the OHL Finals against the Barrie Colts.  He posted one shutout victory in four starts with a goals-against-average of 2.50 and save percentage of .921.  In the QMJHL Semi-Finals, Nicola Riopel of the Moncton Wildcats won two games including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.27 and save percentage of .961 to lead the Wildcats to a five game series victory over the Drummondville Voltigeurs and will now face the Saint John Sea Dogs in the QMJHL Finals.  

2009-10 CHL Goaltender of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 19 – Apr. 25: Drew Owsley, Tri-City Americans
Apr. 12 – Apr. 18: Marco Cousineau, Saint John Sea Dogs
Apr. 5 – Apr. 11 : Drew Owsley, Tri-City Americans
Mar. 29 – Apr. 4: Kevin Poulin, Victoriaville Tigres
Mar. 22 – Mar. 28: Chris Carrozzi, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Mar. 15 – Mar. 21: Steven Stanford, Saskatoon Blades

2009-10 CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Mar. 8 – Mar. 14: Edward Pasquale, Saginaw Spirit
Mar. 1 – Mar. 7: Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Jake Allen, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Lucas Gore, Chilliwack Bruins
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Jake Allen, Drummondville Voltigeurs
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