Blackhawks prospect Mac Carruth named CHL Goaltender of the Week
Carruth stopped 89 of 92 shots faced backstopping the Winterhawks to four wins last week extending the club’s win-streak to 12 straight games. He began the week with a 21-save performance on Tuesday in a 5-1 win over the Red Deer Rebels, then picked up the win Friday night against the Vancouver Giants entering the game with the scored tied in the third period. He wrapped up his week with two more victories against some of the WHL’s best teams including U.S Division rivals the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday where he made 43 saves in a 9-1 win, then on Sunday where he claimed thid star honours with 24 saves in a 3-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers.
Carruth, a 20-year-old from Shorewood, MN, is playing in his fourth WHL season with the Winterhawks and was selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. Since returning to the Winterhawks Carruth has maintained a perfect 9-0-0-0 record with two shutouts and a league-low goals-against-average of 0.97 and league-high save percentage of .963.
Also considered for the award this week was Oscar Dansk of the Erie Otters with a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .957, and rookie Marvin Cupper of the Shawinigan Cataractes who posted a 1-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.01 and save percentage of .941.