CSSHL Announces Top Goaltender Award Winners

The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) has announced the nine division winners of the Top Goaltender Award:

Eastern U17 Prep: Scott Leblanc – Champions Hockey Academy

Leblanc led all qualified netminders with a 1.83GAA and .930SV% while posting a 6-1-0 record. This was the Moncton, NB netminders second season in the CSSHL, having played for the Mount Academy U16 team last year.

Eastern U18 Prep: Oliver Kiraly – Ontario Hockey Academy Prep

Kiraly followed his 2022/23 Eastern U17 Prep Top Goaltender Award win by capturing the Eastern U18 Prep honours this season. His 2.47GAA was first and his .920SV% was second among qualified netminders. The Budapest, Hungary product posted a 10-1-1 record before capturing Eastern U18 Prep Championship MVP honours, leading OHA Prep to a championship victory. In that game Kiraly became the second goaltender this season, and in CSSHL history to score a goalie goal.

Female U18 Prep: Maisie Cope – Delta Hockey Academy Green

The Victoria, BC netminder posted a 11-3-0 record with a 1.77GAA, 5 shutouts and a .947SV%, second among Female U18 Prep goalies. Cope played 17 games for Delta last season and overall holds a 22-6-2 record, 2.05GAA and .932SV%. Cope made 49 saves on 50 shots on February 2 to hand RHA Kelowna their only loss of the season.

U15: Delano Pockar – Edge School

Pockar went 11-3-0 with a .920SV%, 2.24 GAA and 2 shutouts in his first CSSHL season. The Calgary, AB native went 2-1 in the playoffs, leading Edge School to a second place finish.

U15 Prep: Oliver Bryks – Northern Alberta Xtreme

Bryks led CSSHL U15 Prep netminders with a 2.29GAA, .925SV% and 11 wins (11-2-0), adding 1 shutout. The Edmonton, AB netminder, who played for OHA Edmonton U15 last season, won both of his playoff games as NAX captured back-to-back U15 Prep Western Championships.

U17 Prep Tier I: Cole Prelusky – Calgary International Hockey Academy

A third round pick by the Victoria Royals at the 2023 WHL Draft, Prelusky led all U17 Prep netminders with 20 wins, going 20-2-0. The Calgary, AB goalie posted a 2.81GAA and .923SV% before going 4-1-0 in the playoffs as CIHA captured the 2024 CSSHL U17 Prep Tier I Western Championship. Prelusky spent the previous two CSSHL seasons with Edge School.

U17 Prep Tier II: Mattias Radke – South Alberta Hockey Academy

In his first season in the CSSHL Radke went 8-6-0. The Calgary, AB native posted a 3.27GAA, .912SV% and 1 shutout.

U17 Prep Tier III: Riley Brown – Prairie Hockey Academy Blue

The Winnipeg, MB netminder made his way into the record books, scoring the first goalie goal in CSSHL history on October 25, 2023. Brown would finish the season with a 10-11-1 record, 2 shutouts, a 3.72GAA and .899SV%. Brown spent last season in the Eastern U17 Prep division with the Mount Academy U16 team.

U18 Prep: Ryley Budd – Edge School

In his first CSSHL season the Freshman netminder went 15-2-0, leading the division in wins (15), GAA (1.77), and SV% (.936) while his three shutouts were second most. Selected by the Saskatoon Blades in the second round of the 2023 WHL Draft, the Calgary, AB product went 3-0-0 in the playoffs to help Edge School capture their second straight CSSHL U18 Prep Western Championship.