Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2017 NHL Draft prospect Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 11 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with three shutouts for a goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.
DiPietro was perfect in goal last week blanking the opposition in all three Spitfires’ road games improving the club’s record to 21-5-4-0 for first place in the OHL’s West Division standings. He earned first star honours twice including Thursday with 21 saves in a 3-0 win over the Barrie Colts, and Sunday with 21 saves in a 3-0 triumph against the North Bay Battalion. His week also included a 22-save performance Saturday in a 6-0 win against the Sudbury Wolves building a shutout streak that now stands at 204:16.
A 17-year-old from Amherstburg, ON, DiPietro is playing in his second career OHL season and leads the league with four shutouts while carrying the league’s lowest goals-against-average with a mark of 2.11 and highest save percentage at .922. The second round pick of the Spitfires in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection has made 22 appearances this season for the Mastercard Memorial Cup hosts and carries a 15-3-4-0 record.
Also considered for the award this week was Antoine Samuel of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar who made 76 saves while posting a 2-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 0.71 and save percentage of .974, and Dylan Ferguson of the Kamloops Blazers who made 69 saves posting a 1-0-0-1 record with a goals-against-average of 1.92 and save percentage of .945.
2016-17 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
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)