CALGARY, Alta. – As the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) hits mid-December, a look around its nine-member leagues, you’ll find some quality numbers being posted goaltenders across the nation.
Over in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Fort McMurray Oil Barons netminder Gabe Gratton currently sports the best goals-against average in the CJHL with a stingy 1.43 mark, among those who have seen 500, or more, minutes of game action so far this season..
In his first full season in the AJHL, 18-year-old Fort McMurray product has a solid 13-2-0 record along with an equally stellar .943 save percentage.
Meanwhile, in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), a trio of tenders there sit second through fourth, in the country in terms of GAA.
Slotted second in average is Christian Trianni of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens.
The 19-year-old stopper, who hails from Stouffville, Ont., enters play this week with a crisp goals-against average of 1.60.
Behind him is the North York Rangers OJHL-duo of Hardy Westman and James Grey.
They sit with averages of 1.74 and 1.77 respectively and have combined for five shutouts to date.
Here’s a glance at the Top 5 league-by-league goals-against average leaders across the CJHL.