TORONTO, ON -- The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with one shutout along with a goals-against-average of 0.67 and save percentage of .971 for the playoff week ending March 31.
Brossoit allowed just two goals on 70 shots in the final three games of the top ranked Oil Kings’ first round WHL Eastern Conference playoff series against the Kootenay Ice backstopping the defending champs to a 4-1 series victory. Tied 1-1, the series shifted to Cranbrook, BC, for Game 3 last Tuesday night where Brossoit made 24 saves and was named second star of the 7-1 Oil Kings win. The next night Brossoit earned his second shutout of the series and fourth of his playoff career with 20 saves to claim first star honours in the 4-0 victory. Leading the series 3-1, Brossoit and the Oil Kings returned to Edmonton and shut the door before a Sportsnet Friday Night Hockey audience where he made 24 stops to preserve the 4-1 win.
Brossoit, who recently turned 20-years-old, is from Surrey, BC, and playing in his third full WHL season. Selected by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Draft, Brossoit leads the 2013 WHL Playoffs with a goals-against-average of 0.76 and his save percentage of .968 is ranked second in the league.