Philipp Grubauer Named Windsor Spitfires Player Of The Week

Windsor Spitfires

March 22, 2010 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Windsor Spitfires

News Release

(Windsor) Goaltender Philipp Grubauer is the Windsor Spitfires Player of the Week as selected by the Spitfires coaching staff for the week ending Sunday, March 20th, 2010. Grubauer led the CHL's number three ranked team to a two games to none lead in their 2010 OHL Playoff Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Erie Otters. He posted a 1.50 goals against average and.942 save percentage in two playoff starts for Windsor. His goals against average is currently tied for first overall amongst OHL netminders and he is also ranked second in the league in save percentage. Grubauer has earned his second Windsor Spitfire Player of the Week in the past three weeks; he also received the award for the week ending March 7th, 2010.

On Thursday, Grubauer was solid in goal for the Spitfires, stopping 19 of 21 shots that he faced as the Spitfires defeated the Erie Otters 6-2 in game one of the series at the WFCU Centre. On Sunday, he stopped 30 of 31 shots faced and made several spectacular saves in the Spitfires' 3-1 game two victory over the Otters in Erie.

Grubauer, an 18 year-old native of Rosenheim, Germany, is eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. After being acquired in a trade from the Belleville Bulls this past January, he has posted some impressive numbers for the Spitfires during the regular season. He finished with a 13-1-1-1 record, 2.37 goals against average, a.906 save percentage and two shutouts in goal with Windsor.

The defending 2009 MasterCard Memorial Cup and OHL Champions will play game three of their first round series against the Erie Otters tomorrow night (Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010) at the WFCU Centre. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.

1,100 tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased at the TekSavvy.com Box Office (Gate 2) of the WFCU Centre, by contacting 1-866-969-WFCU or online at wfcu-centre.com

Spitfire fans are also encouraged to wear red for each Spitfire home game during the playoffs as part of the Spits "CODE RED!" theme for the 2010 OHL Playoffs.

2009 - 2010 Windsor Spitfires' Players of the Week

Philipp Grubauer - Mar. 15 - Mar. 20, 2010

Dale Mitchell - Mar. 8 - Mar. 14, 2010

Philipp Grubauer - Mar. 1 - Mar. 7, 2010

Taylor Hall - Feb. 22 - Feb. 28, 2010

Scott Timmins - Feb. 15 - Feb. 21, 2010

Ryan Ellis - Feb. 8 - Feb. 14, 2010

Scott Timmins - Feb. 1 - Feb. 7, 2010

*Taylor Hall - Jan. 25 - Jan. 31, 2010

Kenny Ryan - Jan. 18 - Jan. 24, 2010

Eric Wellwood - Jan. 11 - Jan. 17, 2010

**Taylor Hall - Jan. 4 - Jan. 10, 2010

Eric Wellwood - Dec. 28, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010

Dale Mitchell - Dec. 14 - Dec. 20, 2009

Troy Passingham - Dec. 7 - Dec. 13, 2009

Adam Henrique - Nov. 30 - Dec. 6, 2009

Ryan Ellis - Nov. 23 - Nov. 29, 2009

Taylor Hall - Nov. 16 - Nov. 22, 2009

Mark Cundari - Nov. 9 - Nov. 15, 2009

Greg Nemisz - Nov. 2 - Nov. 8, 2009

Eric Wellwood - Oct. 26 - Nov. 1, 2009

** Taylor Hall - Oct. 19 - Oct. 25, 2009

* Troy Passingham - Oct. 13 - Oct. 18, 2009

Troy Passingham - Oct. 5 - Oct. 11, 2009

* Adam Henrique - Sep. 28 - Oct. 4, 2009

Justin Shugg - Sep. 21 - Sep. 27, 2009

Troy Passingham - Sep. 17 - Sep. 20, 2009

* Player was selected as the OHL Player of the Week

** Player was selected as the OHL and CHL Player of the Week

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