Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2013 NHL Draft prospect Zachary Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including one shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .962 for the week ending February 17.
Fucale made 101 saves last week and set a new Mooseheads franchise record with 69 career victories passing Jean-Sebastien Giguere who earned 68 wins between 1994-97. The new record was set on Sunday when he stopped 32 shots as second star of a 5-2 victory over the PEI Rocket. On Saturday Fucale claimed first star honours with 39 saves in a 5-2 win over the Moncton Wildcats, and began the week by recording his second shutout of the season with 30 saves on Tuesday night earning third star honours with a 7-0 win over the Rocket.
Fucale, a 17-year-old from Rosemere, Quebec, is playing in his second QMJHL season with the Mooseheads. The top ranked goaltender of the 2013 NHL Draft, Fucale has a 37-5-1-1 record this season with a goals-against-average of 2.41 and save percentage of .905.
Also considered for the award this week was Mathias Niederberger of the Barrie Colts who posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 0.43 and save percentage of .983. In the WHL, Patrik Bartosak of the Red Deer Rebels also went 2-0-0-0 with one shutout posting a goals-against-average of 0.96 and save percentage of .974.
2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Zachary Fucale, Halifax Mooseheads
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Brandon Whitney, Victoriaville Tigres
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Andrey Makarov, Saskatoon Blades
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Alex Dubeau, Moncton Wildcats
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Cam Lanigan, Medicine Hat Tigers
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Matt Murray, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Austin Lotz, Everett Silvertips
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Brett Zarowny, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: JP Anderson, Sarnia Sting
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Kevin Bailie, London Knights
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Patrik Bartosak, Red Deer Rebels
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Mackenzie Skapski, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 : Philippe Cadorette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 : Michael Giugovaz, Peterborough Petes
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 : Jordon Cooke, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 : Eetu Laurikainen, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30 : Sébastien Auger, Saint John Sea Dogs
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23 : John Gibson, Kitchener Rangers