Brossoit backstops postseason run
The Edmonton Oil Kings are enjoying a deep run in the Western Hockey League (WHL) playoffs, riding the goaltending of Surrey’s Laurent Brossoit along the way.
Brossoit stopped 77 of 78 shots in the first two games of the WHL’s Eastern Conference final, helping Edmonton to a pair of 6-1 victories over the Moose Jaw Warriors.
Brossoit, a sixth round pick of the Calgary Flames in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, is playing in his second full WHL season with the Oil Kings. He won his final nine regular season starts, and has been in goal for 11 consecutive playoff victories. In those 11 wins, he had a 1.45 goals against average with a .949 save percentage to lead the league in both categories.