Gaudreau earns OHL Goaltender of the Week honours

Sarnia Sting goaltender Ben Gaudreau dives for the puck in a game versus the London Knights. 16 November 2021. (Metcalfe Photography)

After securing his first career shutout on Sunday, Sarnia Sting goalie Ben Gaudreau has been named the Ontario Hockey League Goaltender of the Week.

The 18-year-old San Jose Sharks prospect posted a record of 2-0-1-0, a 1.97 goals-against average, and .942 save percentage over three contests.

Overall, Gaudreau stopped 97 of the 103 shots he faced to help the Sting continue to reverse a slow start to the season. He earned first star honours with 36 saves on Tuesday as Sarnia defeated the CHL’s third-ranked London Knights 4-2 on home ice. Gaudreau was back in the crease on Saturday in Guelph, helping the Sting earn a point despite being outshot with 35 saves in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Storm. He logged another first star performance on Sunday, with a 26 save shutout as the Sting blanked the visiting Owen Sound Attack 4-0.

The Corbeil, Ontario native owns a 5-2-3-0 record with a 2.98 goals-against average, .912 save percentage and one shutout through 10 games this season.

Gaudreau was a draft pick of the San Jose Sharks over the summer, and starred for Canada’s gold medal-winning National Under-18 Team this past May in Frisco, Texas.

He was Sarnia’s first round (7th overall) pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection, the highest-selected goaltender in Sting franchise history.