Tyler Bunz named CHL Goaltender of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Tyler Bunz of the Medicine Hat Tigers is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 1 after posting a 2-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.93 and save percentage of .970.

Bunz backstopped the Tigers to a first round series victory over the Saskatoon Blades stopping 64 of the 66 shots he faced in the final two games on the road.  In Game 3 last Tuesday he made 32 saves to help the Tigers hold on for the 3-2 overtime win, then made another 32 saves on Wednesday recording his second career playoff shutout in the 5-0 series-clinching win.  The Tigers will now face the Moose Jaw Warriors in the WHL’s Eastern Conference Semi-Final series.

Bunz, a 20-year-old from St. Albert, Alberta, is playing in his fourth full WHL season with the Tigers.  The Edmonton Oilers prospect recorded a 39-17-2-3 record with three shutouts in 61 games during the regular season and was among the league leaders with a 2.57 goals-against-average while recording the second best save percentage with a mark of .921.

Also considered for the award was Scott Wedgewood of the Plymouth Whalers who won four games over first round playoff opponent the Guelph Storm with a goals-against-average of 1.71 and save percentage of .949.  In the QMJHL, Mathieu Corbeil backstopped the Saint John Sea Dogs to two wins over first round opponent the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles posting a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .952.

2011-12 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:

Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Tyler Bunz, Medicine Hat Tigers

Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Sagueneens

2011-12 Vaughn CHL Regular Season 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