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Winterhawks’ Kehler named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
Bryan Heim

 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Cole Kehler of the Portland Winterhawks is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the regular season week ending March 19 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .971.

Kehler stopped 66 shots in two road wins over WHL U.S Division opponents last week as the Winterhawks closed out the 2016-17 regular season in a Western Conference Wild Card position with 84 points.  Last Tuesday he earned first star honours with 35 saves as part of a 6-1 win over the Tri-City Americans, then turned aside 31 shots on Saturday claiming second star honours in a 4-1 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds.  The Winterhawks will now face the B.C Division champion Prince George Cougars in first round playoff action beginning Friday night.

A 19-year-old from Altona, MB, Kehler is playing in his first season in Portland after being acquired from the Kamloops Blazers in the off-season.  The third year netminder has compiled a 32-17-0-3 record over 56 appearances posting a goals-against-average of 3.10 and save percentage of .910 along with two shutouts.

 

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Also considered for the award this week was rookie Jacob Ingham of the Mississauga Steelheads with a 3-0-0-0 record stopping 91 shots for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .958.  In the QMJHL, Etienne Montpetit of the Val-d’Or Foreurs earned a 2-1-0-0 record stopping 97 shots for a goals-against-average of 1.95 and save percentage of .942.

2016-17 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 13 – Mar. 19: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Mar. 6 – Mar. 12: Callum Booth (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Feb. 27 – Mar. 5: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Brodan Salmond (Kelowna Rockets)
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Stuart Skinner (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Matthew Welsh (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
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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