Tigers' Bunz named Vaughn CHL Goalie of the Week
Oilers prospect has posted a 2.35 GAA & .930 save percentage in 14 games
|Tyler Bunz prepares to face a shot during Oilers Development Camp in July 2011 (Photo by Andy Devlin / Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club).
Bunz recorded his second shutout of the season on Saturday night making 30 saves to blank the Swift Current Broncos 5-0 and was named third star of the contest. His week also included a 27-save performance last Wednesday night as part of a 4-2 win over the Portland Winterhawks. The Tigers are now ranked second in the WHL’s Eastern Conference with 22 points.
Bunz, a 19-year-old from St. Albert, Alberta, is playing in his fourth full WHL season with the Tigers. The Edmonton Oilers prospect selected in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft will also compete in the SUBWAY Super Series for Team WHL. So far this season he has a 10-4-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.35 and save percentage of .930.
Also considered for the award this week was Brandon Maxwell of the Sarnia Sting who posted a 2-0-0-1 record with a goals-against-average of 1.62 and save percentage of .949. In the QMJHL, François Lacerte of the Gatineau Olympiques won two games including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .977.
2011-12 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
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