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Schneider named RBK/AHL Player of the Week

March 30, 2009 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Manitoba Moose News Release

The Manitoba Moose, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, today announced goaltender Cory Schneider has been named RBK/AHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 29th.

Last week, the Marblehead, MA native appeared in three of Manitoba's four games and stopped 105 of 110 shots while going 2-1-0-0. On Tuesday, Schneider stopped 26 of 28 shots as the Moose fell 2-1 to the Syracuse Crunch. Then on Friday, he was the first star in a 2-1 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs after stopping 35 of 36 shots, including 31 in a row beginning the second period. He was even better the next night in frustrating the Bulldogs once again with 44 saves on 46 shots in a 3-2 Moose win. As a result, Schneider finished the week with a 1.66 goals against average and a .955 save percentage. He helped the Moose establish a new franchise record for wins in a season with 49. He is once again the best goalie in the AHL with a 1.89 GAA and a .932 SV%. Schneider now has 28 wins which is a new Moose franchise record, and is on pace to also break the team records for goals against average (2.17, Drew MacIntyre '06-07), save percentage (.922, MacIntyre '06-07), shutouts (6 - Wade Flaherty '05-06).

So far this season, he has registered a 28-7-1 record, five shutouts and was the winning goaltender in the 2009 AHL All-Star Game. Schneider made his NHL debut with the Vancouver Canucks this season Nov. 29/08 at Calgary, and has since registered a 3.38 GAA and .877 save percentage in eight appearances with Manitoba's parent club. Earlier this season, he was named the Reebok X-Pulse /AHL Goaltender of the Month for November.

Schneider was the Vancouver Canucks first round pick, 26th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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