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NOJHL netminders standing tall between the pipes nationally

CALGARY, Alta. – Goaltenders across the Canadian Junior Hockey League continue to do the job in net in backstopping their respective clubs to on-ice success.

Topping all goalkeepers in the 131-team CJHL in terms of goals-against average in Devon Levi of the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL).

Among those who have seen a minimum of 1,000 minutes of game action, Levi sports a CJHL-best 1.44 GAA to lead the country.

The World Junior A Challenge Most Valuable Player, who helped lead Team Canada East to a silver medal last month in Dawson Creek, B.C., also competed in the recently held CJHL Prospects Game in Hamilton, Ont., as a member of Team East.

Five other netminders also presently boast an average under 2.00.

They are Vance Meyer (Timmins Rock-NOJHL) 1.53; Clay Stevenson (Coquitlam Express-BCHL) 1.75; Tyler Masternak (Timmins Rock-NOJHL) 1.75; Jordan Naylor (Nanaimo Clippers-BCHL) 1.97 and Brendan Bonello (Pickering Panthers-OJHL) 1.97.

The following is the list of the CJHL goalkeepers that sport a goals-against average of 2.50, or less, and have seen at least 1,000 minutes of game action:​

GOALTENDER NAME TEAM LEAGUE GP MIN. W L OTL/T/SL AVG. SV% SO
Devon Levi Carleton Place Canadians CCHL 30 1,788 28 2 0 1.44 .942 6

Vance Meyer Timmins Rock NOJHL 17 1,017 13 4 0 1.53 .931 4
Clay Stevenson Coquitlam Express BCHL 32 1,887 28 2 0 1.75 .935 3
Tyler Masternak Timmins Rock NOJHL 25 1,506 20 3 2 1.75 .929 5
Jordan Naylor Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 31 1,856 21 8 2 1.97 .937 5
Brendan Bonello Pickering Panthers OJHL 17 1,038 14 2 1 1.97 .942 3
Matt Lenz Steinbach Pistons MJHL 29 1,715 23 3 2 2.03 .925 1
Owen Say Powassan Voodoos NOJHL 26 1,447 22 2 0 2.03 .935 2
Carter Gylander Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 29 1,680 25 4 0 2.07 .926 1
Nathan Torchia Georgetown Raiders OJHL 32 1,948 17 13 2 2.12 .937 4
Yaniv Perets Penticton Vees BCHL 32 1,863 21 7 1 2.16 .918 5
Ashton Abel Okotoks Oilers AJHL 26 1,472 20 3 1 2.16 .910 3
Will Barber Oakville Blades OJHL 26 1,580 21 4 1 2.20 .925 4
Joseph Young Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 20 1,113 8 11 0 2.21 .935 4
Jackson Hjelle Blind River Beavers NOJHL 26 1,376 15 6 2 2.22 .935 3
Jordan Frey Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 20 1,126 15 3 0 2.24 .917 2
Matthew Dunsmoor Wellington Dukes OJHL 24 1,414 17 5 2 2.29 .932 1
Christian Mattiace Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL 36 2,127 25 8 2 2.31 .918 2
Adam Harris Oakville Blades OJHL 19 1,167 13 5 1 2.31 .922 2
Jake Begley Brockville Braves CCHL 34 1,993 23 7 2 2.32 .921 2
Dominik Tmej Summerside Western Capitals MHL 23 1,394 20 2 1 2.33 .927 2
Anand Oberoi Trenton Golden Hawks OJHL 30 1,666 19 9 0 2.34 .915 3
Pierce Charleson Brook Bandits AJHL 38 2,293 32 5 1 2.41 .899 3
Logan Terness Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL 36 2,041 22 8 2 2.41 .931 0
Ross Hawryluk Nipawin Hawks SJHL 25 1,303 12 5 3 2.44 .924 3
Adam Dmyterko Battlefords North Stars SJHL 20 1,067 14 2 1 2.47 .922 2
Jack Grant Fredericton Red Wings MHL 32 1,886 21 7 3 2.48 .924 2
Mathieu Chenier Hawkesbury Hawks CCHL 30 1,694 19 8 1 2.48 .922 2
Oliver Troop Trenton Golden Hawks OJHL 21 1,187 15 3 1 2.48 .914 0