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Leclerc Top CHL Goalie

Toronto | by Bayshore News Staff  

Rookie Posts 2 Shutouts



Armada’s Francis Leclerc named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

The Canadian Hockey League today announced that rookie Francis Leclerc of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 8 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including two
 shutout victories for a perfect goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.


Leclerc turned aside all 41 shots he faced last week backstopping the Armada to a pair of victories helping his club hold onto fourth place in the QMJHL’s overall standings with a 23-11-4-2 record.  He picked up his first of two straight
 shutouts on Tuesday with 21 saves in the 6-0 win over the Val-d’Or Foreurs, then stopped all 20 shots on Friday earning second star honours in a 3-0 victory over the Chicoutimi Sagueneens extending his shutout streak to 138:52.


An 18-year-old from Chateauguay, QC, Leclerc is playing in his first full QMJHL season with the Armada after appearing in just eight games a year ago.  Originally a sixth round pick of the club in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft, Leclerc carries
 a 10-3-2-2 record including three shutouts with a goals-against-average of 2.27 which ranks second overall in the league, and a .917 save percentage which is tied for top mark.


Also considered for the award this week was Rylan Parenteau of the Tri-City Americans who posted a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory stopping a total of 65 shots for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .985,
 and Montreal Canadiens prospect Michael McNiven of the Owen Sound Attack nominated for the second straight week with a 3-0-0-0 record making 69 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.39 and save percentage of .945.


2016-17 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Francis Leclerc (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Griffen Outhouse (Victoria Royals)

Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)

Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)

Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram (Kamloops Blazers)

Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)

Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea (Edmonton Oil Kings)

Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)

Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Troy Timpano (Erie Otters)

Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Reilly Pickard (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)

Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic (Vancouver Giants)

Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell (Saskatoon Blades)

Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)

Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Liam Herbst (Guelph Storm)


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