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Lotz Named Vaughn CHL Goalie of the Week

January 2, 2013 - Western Hockey League (WHL) Everett Silvertips

TORONTO, ON (CHL Release) - The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Austin Lotz of the Everett Silvertips is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 30 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 0.98 and save percentage of .973.

Lotz backstopped the Silvertips to a pair of one-goal victories against U.S Division rivals the Seattle Thunderbirds last week. On Friday night he made 38 saves - including 17 in the third period - as first star preserving a 2-1 win, then on Saturday he made 34 saves as second star of a 2-1 overtime decision.

Lotz, a 17-year-old from St. Adolphe, Manitoba, is playing in his second WHL season with the Silvertips. He has won four of his last six starts, allowing a only a single goal against in each win and posting an impressive 1.91 goals-against average and .944 saves percentage in that span. So far this season he carries a 3.35 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage in 21 games, posting a 7-12-0-1 record.

Also considered for the award this week was Christopher Gibson of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens after posting a 1-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.53 and save percentage of .931, and Brandon Hope of the Owen Sound Attack who went 2-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .944.

2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

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 : S"bastien Auger, Saint John Sea Dogs

Sept. 20 - Sept. 23 : John Gibson, Kitchener Rangers

The Silvertips return to action Friday night against Spokane at Comcast Arena. Opening faceoff for Everett's first game of 2013 is set for 7:35 pm as the 'Tips face the Chiefs for the fifth time this season.

Season tickets, mini-game packages and single-game tickets for the Silvertips' 10th Anniversary season at Comcast Arena are on sale now. For more information visit www.everettsilvertips.com or call 425-252-5100. To keep up with all the latest 'Tips news, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter .

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