Étienne Marcoux named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Étienne Marcoux of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 11 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .977.

Marcoux earned his 10th win of the season on Friday night against the Val d’Or Foreurs with 13 saves as part of the 6-1 victory.  On Saturday he picked up his first career shutout stopping all 30 shots against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and was named first star of the 7-0 victory.

Marcoux, an 18-year-old from La Plaine, Quebec, is playing in his second full QMJHL season.  The 2012 NHL Entry Draft prospect has a record among the best in the league at 11-3-1-0 with a goals-against-average of 2.54 and save percentage of .911.

Also considered for the award this week was Ty Rimmer of the Tri-City Americans and last week’s award winner Joel Vienneau of the Sudbury Wolves.  Rimmer won two games including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .967, while Vienneau went 1-1-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .968.

2011-12 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Étienne Marcoux, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Joel Vienneau, Sudbury Wolves

Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Malcolm Subban, Belleville Bulls

Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Calvin Pickard, Seattle Thunderbirds

Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Roman Will, Moncton Wildcats

Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Malcolm Subban, Belleville Bulls

Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Tyler Bunz, Medicine Hat Tigers

Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Eric Comrie, Tri-City Americans

Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Patrik Bartosak, Red Deer Rebels

Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: François Tremblay, Val d’Or Foreurs

Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Jimmy Appleby, Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Michael Houser, London Knights