Knights’ Michael Houser Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Michael Houser of the OHL Champion London Knights is the final Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week recipient for the 2011-12 season after recording three wins with a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .956 for the playoff week ending May 13.


Houser stopped 87 shots in his final three playoff victories to backstop the Knights to their second Robertson Cup title in a five-game series win over the Niagara IceDogs.  He made 25 saves last Monday as part of a 3-2 win in Game 3 of the series, followed by 36 saves on Wednesday as first star of a 4-1 victory in Game 4, and 26 saves in the series-clinching Game 5 contest on Friday where was named second star of the 2-1 victory.  The Knights will now compete in the MasterCard Memorial Cup where they will begin competition on Saturday May 19 against the Saint John Sea Dogs.


Houser, a 19-year-old from Wexford, PA, is playing in his third OHL season with the Knights.  Named the OHL’s Goaltender of the Year as well as the league’s Most Outstanding Player of the Year, Houser posted a 16-2-1-0 record in the playoffs with a goals-against-average of 2.25 and save percentage of .928 with one shutout victory.


Also considered for the award this week was last week’s winner Mathieu Corbeil of the QMJHL Champion Saint John Sea Dogs who posted two wins with a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .922 with one shutout victory to help the Sea Dogs win their second straight President Cup in a four-game series win over the Rimouski Oceanic.  Laurent Brossoit of the WHL Champion Edmonton Oil Kings posted a 3-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.42 and save percentage of .928 backstopping his club to their first Ed Chynoweth Cup in modern franchise history in a seven-game series win over the Portland Winterhawks.


2011-12 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:

May 7 – May 13 : Michael Houser, London Knights

Apr. 30 – May 6 : Mathieu Corbeil, Saint John Sea Dogs

Apr. 23 – Apr. 29 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks

Apr. 16 – Apr. 22 : Laurent Brossoit, Edmonton Oil Kings

Apr. 9 – Apr. 15 : Laurent Brossoit, Edmonton Oil Kings

Apr. 2 – Apr. 8 : John Gibson, Kitchener Rangers

Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Tyler Bunz, Medicine Hat Tigers

Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Sagueneens


2011-12 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:

Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Garret Sparks, Guelph Storm

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

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