CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that netminder Devon Levi of the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) has been selected it Top Goaltender Award recipient for 2019-20.
The 18-year-old from Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., garnered the accolades over fellow Top Goaltender finalists Carter Gylander, Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL); Clay Stevenson, Coquitlam Express (BCHL); Matt Lenz, Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) and Owen Say, Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL), following a national voting process completed by each of the 10 leagues across the country, that comprise the CJHL.
The Canadians goalkeeper was stellar all season long for Carleton Place, posting a fantastic 34-2-1 mark in games between the pipes, helping his side win their seventh straight regular season crown.
His contributions saw him top all stoppers in the CCHL in goals-against average, save percentage, victories and shutouts at 1.47, .941, 34 and eight respectively.
Earning an opportunity to represent his league and country on the international stage, Levi was selected to the Canada East roster that competed at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, B.C.
At that event he was just as phenomenal, backstopping Canada East to a silver medal performance and went on to be chosen the WJAC’s Most Valuable Player, for his efforts on the ice.
Meanwhile, National Hockey League Central Scouting has slotted him eighth, among North American goaltenders, in their final 2020 NHL Draft Rankings, which were released earlier this month.
Earlier named the CJHL’s Top Rookie for the year, Levi committed to Northeastern University (Hockey East) on a NCAA Division I scholarship where he will attend the Boston, Mass.,-based school and tend goal for the Huskies men’s hockey program.
With files from: Sean Marcellus, Director of Hockey Operations (CCHL)
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