Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Christopher Gibson of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 6 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .964.
Gibson claims the award after two straight nominations, this time backstopping the Sags to a pair of road wins where he combined to make 81 saves in both starts beginning with a 40-save performance in a 4-3 win over the Sherbrooke Phoenix on Friday. On Sunday he made 41 saves and was named first star of a 1-0 win over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. The shutout was his third of the season and the 12th of his career which puts him just three behind the all-time QMJHL record holder Ryan Mior who recorded 15 shutouts with PEI and Gatineau between 2003-08.
Gibson is playing in his fourth QMJHL season with the Sagueneens. The 20-year-old Finnish native was selected in the second round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. In 21 games so far this season, Gibson carries a 11-7-0-1 record with a 2.68 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage.
Also considered for the award this week was Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings who went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout and a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .971, and Plymouth Whalers rookie Alex Nedeljkovic who went 4-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 2.23 and save percentage of .934.
2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Austin Lotz, Everett Silvertips
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Brett Zarowny, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: JP Anderson, Sarnia Sting
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Kevin Bailie, London Knights
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Patrik Bartosak, Red Deer Rebels
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Mackenzie Skapski, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 : Philippe Cadorette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 : Michael Giugovaz, Peterborough Petes
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 : Jordon Cooke, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 : Eetu Laurikainen, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30 : Sébastien Auger, Saint John Sea Dogs
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23 : John Gibson, Kitchener Rangers