Oshawa Generals goalie Patrick Leaver earns OHL goalie of the week honours

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Published November 2, 2021 at 11:43 am

Patrick Leaver of the Oshawa Generals has been named the OHL Goaltender of the Week with two wins, a 1.00 goals-against average, .976 save percentage and his first career OHL shutout.

Leaver helped the Generals take road wins in North Bay and Sudbury, stopping 82 of the 84 shots he faced. The first-year goaltender carried a shutout into the third period of Thursday’s matchup against the Battalion, turning aside 44 shots in a 3-2 win. The Generals were outshot 46-22 in the game.

The following night in Sudbury the 18 year-old from Perth, ON was flawless, posting a 38-save shutout as the Generals blanked the Wolves 4-0.

Leaver is now 5-2-0-1 on the season with a 2.49 goals-against average, .925 save percentage and one shutout through his first nine games. The 6-foot-1, 180Ib. goaltender was Oshawa’s eighth round (158th overall) pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection from the Smiths Falls Bears U18 program. Leaver won a silver medal while representing Team Ontario at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta.

Also in the running for this week’s award was undefeated London Knights goaltender Brett Brochu who earned a pair of wins over Owen Sound and Sarnia, posting a 1.50 goals-against average and .950 save percentage to climb to 8-0.

 

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