Garret Sparks named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Garret Sparks of the Guelph Storm is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory and a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .984 for the week ending March 18.

Sparks backstopped the Storm to two big wins over the Owen Sound Attack clinching a berth in the 2012 OHL Playoffs for the 20th consecutive season.  On Friday night he recorded his fifth shutout of the season making 28 saves at home where he was named first star of a 4-0 win over the Attack.  On Saturday night in Owen Sound he stopped 32 shots in the 2-1 victory over the Attack and was again named first star of the contest.

Sparks, an 18-year-old from Elmhurst, Illinois, is playing in his second OHL season with the Storm.  Selected in the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sparks finished the regular season with a 27-25-1-3 record and a goals-against-average of 3.11 and save percentage of .907.

Also considered for the award this week was Corbin Boes of the Brandon Wheat Kings who had a 2-0-0-1 record with a goals-against-average of 1.63 and save percentage of .947.  In the QMJHL, Victoriaville Tigres netminder David Honzik went 2-0-0-0 including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 2.50 and save percentage of .930.

2011-12 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Garret Sparks, Guelph Storm

Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Brandon Maxwell, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

Feb. 27 – Mar. 4: Jon Groenheyde, Swift Current Broncos

Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Brandon Maxwell, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs

Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Jordan Binnington, Owen Sound Attack

Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Mathias Niederberger, Barrie Colts

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