Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jeremy Helvig of the Kingston Frontenacs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 28 posting a 3-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.63 and save percentage of .942.
Helvig turned aside 81 shots last week in a trio of victories for the Frontenacs who are climbing the OHL’s Eastern Conference standings and currently tied for third place with a 25-16-4-3 record. He was named first star of Friday’s 4-1 win over the Oshawa Generals with 26 saves, then stopped 27 shots on Saturday in a 5-4 overtime win against the Ottawa 67’s. His week wrapped up Sunday with a 28-save shutout performance earning first star honours in a 2-0 victory over the Peterborough Petes.
A 20-year-old from Markham, Ont., Helvig is playing in his fourth season with the Frontenacs who chose him in the third round of the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. So far this season he carries a record of 21-12-4-3 with two shutouts and is among the league leaders in goals-against-average and save percentage with marks of 2.58 and .920 respectively. The fifth round pick of the Hurricanes in the 2016 NHL Draft is the Frontenacs’ all-time shutout leader with 10, a record his set with his ninth back in December.
Also considered for the award this week was rookie Ethan Anders of the Red Deer Rebels who posted a 2-0-1-0 record stopping 119 shots for a goals-against-average of 1.62 and save percentage of .960, and St. Louis Blues prospect Evan Fitzpatrick of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan who went 2-0-0-0 with 40 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .909.
2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Mario Culina (Kitchener Rangers)
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Stuart Skinner (Swift Current Broncos)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: James Porter (Kelowna Rockets)
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Tristan Bérubé (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Anthony Morrone (Victoriaville Tigres)
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Justin Fazio (Sarnia Sting)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranada Huskies)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Logan Flodell (Swift Current Broncos)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Dereck Baribeau (Quebec Remparts)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)