Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Horrell's Shutout Voted Award-Winning

The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today that Bossier-Shreveport’s Jon Horrell has been voted the winner of the CHL Performance of the Week for Week Eight after making 31 saves in a 1-0 shutout win versus his old team, the Wichita Thunder, on December 4th. The Beckenham, England native made 12 saves in the third period and turned away six Thunder power plays in the game.

Horrell’s shutout earned more than half of the 1,244 votes cast finishing with 630 votes. Coming in second place for the second straight week was Texas’ David Cacciola whose 36-save shutout effort on December 5th earned 278 votes (22%).

Horrell was signed by the Mudbugs due to injuries to Ken Carroll and Ryan Mior. In four decisions, Horrell is 3-0-1 with a 2.42 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.

The nominees for the CHL Performance of the Week for week nine of the season (Dec. 8-14) are as follows:

-Corpus Christi’s Dustin Traylen making 33 saves in 2-1 shootout win versus Laredo on December 11th
-RGV’s Grant Goeckner-Zoeller’s hat trick in the Bees 6-2 win over New Mexico on December 12th
-Amarillo’s Mike Gorman making 48 saves in a 5-3 road win versus Colorado on December 12th
-Rocky Mountain’s Marty Magers making 31 saves and stopping all five shooters in the Rage’s 1-0 shootout win at Wichita on December 13th
-Arizona and Colorado combining for a CHL record-tying 10 power play goals in the Eagles 7-5 win on December 13th

Fans can vote for the winner through Monday, December 22nd with the winner being announced on Tuesday, December 23rd.

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