Monday, February 27, 2006

Thuot takes weekly OHL and CHL honors

The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Saginaw Spirit goaltender Francois Thuot is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, February 20, after posting a 2-0-0 record with a 1.00 goals-against average and .976 save percentage in two starts last week.

As well, Thuot was selected as the ADT Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Week.

Thuot was the first star after making 38 saves in a 5-1 win over the Erie Otters on February 23. He followed up with a 43-save performance and was named first star again in a 4-1 win over the Plymouth Whalers on February 26.

Thuot, a 20-year-old native of Montreal, improved his season record to 17-16-1 with a 3.33 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in 35 games. He has helped the Spirit move ahead of the Whalers by two points for first place in the West Division.

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