Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Mark Visentin of the Niagara IceDogs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 29 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with two shutout victories and a goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.
Visentin recorded his OHL-best seventh shutout of the season on Sunday with 15 saves as second star of a 3-0 win over the Brampton Battalion. Earlier in the week Visentin also shutout the Belleville Bulls with a 26-save performance as second star of the 6-0 victory. He has now recorded three straight shutout victories and the IceDogs are tied for first place in the OHL’s Central Division with 63 points.
Visentin, a 19-year-old from Waterdown, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season. The Phoenix Coyotes prospect and Canadian National Junior Team netminder carries an 18-7-0-2 record with a 2.29 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage on the season. He becomes the second IceDogs’ goaltender to win the award this season following Christopher Festarini who achieved the honour in December.
Also considered for the award this week was Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects goaltender Chris Driedger of the Calgary Hitmen who posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory and a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .980. Roman Will of the Moncton Wildcats went 1-1-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .976.
2011-12 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Philippe Cadorette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Ty Rimmer, Tri-City Americans
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Jacob Gervais-Chouinard, Rimouski Oceanic
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Christopher Festarini, Niagara IceDogs
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