Majors’ Brandon Maxwell Named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that for the second time in three weeks Brandon Maxwell of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week. For the week ending March 11 he posted a 3-0-0-0 record including two shutout victories and a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .972.
Maxwell backstopped the Majors to three straight wins securing a berth in the OHL playoffs for the defending Eastern Conference champions. He picked up two straight shutout victories including a 43-save performance against the first place Niagara IceDogs where he was named first star of the 2-0 win. His second shutout of the week was another road victory over the Kingston Frontenacs last Friday night where he stopped all 28 shots in the 9-0 victory. The Majors wrapped up their eastern Ontario road trip with a 6-3 win over the Ottawa 67’s on Sunday with Maxwell making 35 saves in the victory.
Maxwell, a 20-year-old from Cambridge, ON, is playing in his third OHL season. Since being acquired by the Majors from the Sting midway through the season he has posted an 14-10-0-1 record with four shutouts and a goals-against-average of 2.64 and save percentage of .928.
Also considered for the award this week was Ty Rimmer of the Tri-City Americans who went 3-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.07 and save percentage of .963. Shawinigan’s Alex Dubeau went 2-0-0-0 for the Cataractes posting a goals-against-average of 1.76 and save percentage of .931.
2011-12 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
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