TORONTO – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Wednesday that Alexandre Marchand of the Terrebonne Cobras (LHJAAAQ) has been named its Top Goaltender Award recipient for the 2022-23 season.
Marchand garnered the accolades over fellow top netminder finalists Connor Mackenzie, Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL); Kobe Grant, Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL); James Norton, Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL) and Josh Kotai, Battlefords North Stars (SJHL), following a voting process completed by each of the CJHL’s nine-member leagues, for their respective efforts during the course of the regular season.
The Cobras stopper had a tremendous campaign with his club, helping lead Terrebonne to a league-best record in the 13-team LHJAAAQ.
Sporting a very impressive 30-1-0-1 mark, the 2003-born Trois-Rivières, Que., product was all but unbeatable in his time between the pipes this season.
Marchand paced all LHJAAAQ netminders in wins (30); goals-against average (2.08) and save percentage (.929).
He also posted three shutouts along the way, which was just one off his league lead.
Marchand will be officially recognized for his achievement during the Centennial Cup, May 11-21 in Portage la Prairie, Man., where he and his Terrebonne teammates will be competing for the national Jr. A championship.
With files from Francis Dupont, Director of Communications (LHJAAAQ)
Photo credit: Alain Bellier