Patrick Leaver of the Oshawa Generals named OHL goaltender of the week for the second time


Published February 8, 2022 at 9:07 am

Oshawa Generals goaltender Patrick has been named the Ontario Hockey League goaltender of the week for the second time this season after going 2-0 over the weekend with a 1.44 goals-against average, .955 save percentage and one shutout.

Leaver helped the Generals put together a perfect weekend by stopping 64 of 67 shots he faced. He was in the crease Friday in Mississauga as the Generals came back from 3-0 down to top the first-place Steelheads 4-3 in a shootout, stopping 33 of the 36 shots in regulation and overtime and NINE shots in the shootout. The next night in Barrie Leaver was perfect in the crease as Oshawa, despite being outshot 31-17, beat the Colts 1-0 on a third period goal from Ryan Gagnier – who was also the shootout hero the previous night.

An 18-year-old from Perth, Ont., Leaver leads all OHL goaltenders with a .935 save percentage since January 1. His overall season totals include a 15-9-1-1 record, 2.95 goals-against average, .916 save percentage and two shutouts in 28 games. The former eighth round (158th overall) pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection was the 29th-ranked North American goaltender on NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings released in January.

Also considered for the award this week was London Knights netminder Brett Brochu, who played to a 3-0 record with a 2.33 goals-against average and .936 save percentage as the Knights continue to lead the Western Conference; and Luke Cavallin of the Flint Firebirds, who was 2-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and .956 save percentage.

Leaver, the second OHL goalie this season to win the award twice, was also honoured for the week of Oct. 25 – Oct. 31.

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