Noah Pak of Collingwood Blues (OJHL) named CJHL’s Top Goaltender for 2023-24

TORONTO – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Tuesday that Noah Pak of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Collingwood Blues has been named its Top Goaltender Award recipient for the 2023-24 campaign.

Pak picked up the honour over fellow Top Goaltender finalists Ben Charette, Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL); Tomas Anderson, OCN Blizzard (MJHL); Nicholas Sheehan, Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) and Harmon Laser-Hume, Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL), following a voting process completed by the CJHL’s nine-member leagues, for their respective efforts during the course of the regular season.

Sporting a crisp 1.30 goals-against average, along with a sharp  save percentage of .945, while posting 12 shutouts, Pak was earlier named the OJHL’s Goaltender of the Year.

The 20-year-old Oakville, Ont., product had a stellar 37-5-0-0 record, helping Collingwood collect the Brant Snow Memorial Trophy as OJHL regular season champions.

Pak’s contributions helped earn the Blues’ netminder a NCAA Division I scholarship to Yale.

“We’ve been fortunate to have Noah be part of our organization for the last four seasons,” said Collingwood head coach Andrew Campoli.

“Each year he continued to strive for more. Noah is an exceptional goaltender and has been our backbone year-after-year. He’s a fierce competitor and has always battled for and supported his teammates. He provides a sense of calmness as well as acts as a sixth player on the ice in his ability to play the puck,” added Campoli.

“We are very excited to follow his next chapter at Yale.”

With files from Jim Mason, Director of Communications (OJHL)

Photo credit: Tim Bates / OJHL Images