TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 15 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory and a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .980.
Brossoit backstopped the Oil Kings to two victories last week helping the club eliminate the Brandon Wheat Kings in four games of the WHL’s Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. In Game 3 last Tuesday night Brossoit made 25 saves as part of the 5-1 victory, then stopped all 24 shots faced on Wednesday night in Game 4 to earn his second shutout of the 2012 playoffs with a 6-0 victory.
Brossoit, a 19-year-old from Surrey, BC, is playing in his second full WHL season with the Oil Kings. A sixth round pick of the Calgary Flames in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Brossoit has now won 17 straight games including eight straight playoff victories. He finished the regular season with a 42-13-2-3 record including three shutouts with a 2.47 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage and currently has a 1.50 goals-against-average and .941 save percentage in eight playoff games.
Also considered for the award was last week’s winner John Gibson of the Kitchener Rangers who posted a 2-2-0-0 with a 2.26 goals-against-average and a .947 save percentage in four games against the Plymouth Whalers. In the QMJHL, Alex Dubeau of the Shawinigan Cataractes has a 2-2-0-0 record with a 1.76 goals-against-average and a .938 save percentage in four games against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.