Nathan Park is one of five nominees for the CJHL top goaltender award, the CJHL announced today.
Park, 20, was ranked No. 1 in a number of MJHL goaltending categories: Wins (38), minutes played (2,655), shutouts (7) and goals against average (1.92). The Edmonton native then capped his season by being named the MJHL’s top goaltender.
Park is the second member of the Terriers to be nominated for a CJHL award: Nick Henry is vying for CJHL Rookie of the Year honours. Each of the 10 leagues within the CJHL selected a nominee for respective awards. Following the initial round of voting, five players qualified as finalists for the award and will now advance to the final stage of the selection process.
The recipient of the 2015 CJHL Goaltender of the Year and all CJHL League Awards will be announced during the week of May 9th-13th. All award recipients will receive a special ring designed by Jostens Canada the official award supplier to the CJHL.
Rounding out the top five finalists are:
*Matthew Murray, Spruce Grove Saints, AJHL (29 GP, 23 W – 4 L – 2.59 GAA – .910 S% – 3 SO)*
Matthew Murray had a season filled with awards and recognitions beginning in December as he won a Gold Medal with Team Canada West at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge. The 18 year old from St. Albert, Alberta, has committed to the University of Massachusetts of the NCAA Division I.
*Zach Driscoll, Penticton Vees, BCHL (26 GP, 21 W – 4 L – 0 T – 1.90 GAA – .933 S% – 4 SO)*
Driscoll, 19, won the BCHL Goaltending Award after posting a 1.90 goals-against average to go along with a 21-4 record. His .933 save percentage was also tops in the BCHL, aided by his four shutouts. He has committed to St. Cloud State University and will play one more season with the Vees before heading off to college.
*Andrew Masters, Georgetown Raiders, OJHL (43 GP, 28 W – 9 L – 3 T – 2.00 GAA – .934 S% – 4 SO)*
The 20-year old Kitchener, Ontario native was a rock between the pipes for the Raiders during his first season in the OJHL, helping lead the club to a second consecutive West Division and South-West Conference regular season title, while also finishing as runner-up for the overall OJHL crown to the Trenton Golden Hawks. He posted a 28-9-3 record for the league’s second best win total, along with four shutouts, which was tied for the third best total.
*Jack Burgart, Weyburn Redwings, SJHL (43 GP, 27 W – 10 L – 4 OTL – 2 SOL – 1.97 GAA – .935 S% – 3 SO)
Burgart was the only puck stopper to register a GAA of less than
2.00 per game (1.97). A three year veteran and second year starter, Burgart’s coming out party began in the second half of last season and he carried that momentum through, going 27-10-4-and-2.