The Canadian Hockey League announced this week that Mark Friesen of the Swift Current Broncos is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 17.  Friesen posted an impressive 5-0-0-0 record including two shutout victories while maintaining a goals-against-average of 0.980 and save percentage of .966. 



Friesen opened and closed the week with shutout victories including a 28 save performance on Monday as first star in a 1-0 win over the Kootenay Ice, and a 33 save performance as first star of a 4-0 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday.  In between, Friesen made 29 saves as second star of a 2-1 win over the Tri-City Americans on Wednesday.  He also backstopped the Broncos to two wins over the Brandon Wheat Kings including Friday night with 24 saves in the 4-3 win, followed by a 30 save performance as first in a 4-1 win over the Wheaties. 



Friesen, a 20-year-old from Winkler is playing in his fourth WHL season and first full season as a member of the Swift Current Broncos after beginning his career with the Chilliwack Bruins.  He currently leads the WHL with three shutouts. 



Friesen is a former Pembina Valley Hawk and also back stopped the GVC Zodiacs to a AAA/AAAA Provincial High School Hockey Championship in 05/06.



CKMW Sports Director Matt Friesen asked Friesen to talk about the award and how the start to the 2010/11 WHL season has been.


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