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 second time in the 2013 CHL Playoffs after posting a 2-1-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .959 for the week ending May 5.
Brossoit backstopped the Oil Kings to a berth in the WHL Championship Series for the second straight season following a dramatic 2-0 shutout victory over the Calgary Hitmen in Game 7 of the WHL’s Eastern Conference Finals last Tuesday night. He stopped all 26 shots he faced recording his fifth shutout of the 2013 WHL Playoffs and was named first star of the game. Facing the Portland Winterhawks for the Ed Chynoweth Cup in a rematch of last season’s final, Brossoit made 35 saves and was named second star of the 4-1 victory in Game 1 of the series on Friday night. The Winterhawks evened the series with a 3-0 win in Game 2 on Saturday night with Brossoit making 33 saves despite the loss. The series resumes with Game 3 set for Tuesday night in Edmonton, with Game 4 scheduled for Wednesday.
Brossoit, a 20-year-old from Surrey, BC, is 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 1.62 and his save percentage of .942 is ranked second in the league in 18 games played.