CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that Jett Alexander of the North York Rangers (OJHL) has been selected the CJHL’s Top Goaltender Award honouree for 2018-19.
The 19-year-old Bloomfield, Ont., native earned the accolades over fellow CJHL Top Goaltender finalists Jack LaFontaine, Penticton Vees (BCHL); Liam Souliere, Brockville Braves (CCHL); Justen Close, Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) and Brock Aiken, Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) following a voting process completed by each of the CJHL’s 10-member leagues, for their respective efforts during the course of the regular season.
Among the exceptional efforts produced by Alexander for North York was leading all OJHL netminders in victories during the campaign with 30.
He also topped all stoppers in his 22-team league in both goals-against average at 1.67 and save percentage at .945.
Along the way, Alexander also posted 10 shutouts for the Rangers this season, which broke a league record that dated all the way back to the early 1970s.
His contributions also saw the six-foot-five-inch, 215-pound netminder named the OJHL’s Goaltender of the Year Award recipient.
Alexander earlier tended goal for Team Canada East at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge in Truro, N.S., and following that, competed in the 2018 CJHL Prospects Game in Mississauga, Ont.
He was previously tabbed as the CJHL’s 1st Star of the Month for October.
With files from: Jim Mason, Director of Communications (OJHL)
Photo credit: Spencer Smye/OJHL Images