Screaming Eagles’ Jessiman named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week


On March 28, 2017, the Canadian Hockey League announced that Kyle Jessiman of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles has been named the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the first week of the playoffs ending on March 26.

The Châteauguay, QUE., native posted a 2-0 record including a shutout with a goals against average of 0.56 and a save percentage of 0.977.

Jessiman made 42 saves in two wins for the seventh seed Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, as they opened the 2017 QMJHL playoffs at home against the tenth seed Gatineau Olympiques.

In his first career playoff start on March 24, Jessiman stopped all 25 shots he faced and received second star honours as Cape Breton won 1-0 in overtime.

In Game 2 on March 25,  Jessiman entered the game in relief of Kevin Madolese in the second period as Cape Breton trailed 5-2.  he stopped 17 of 18 shots as the Screaming Eagles came back and won the game 7-6 in overtime.

Jessiman was drafted by the Screaming Eagles in the second round of the 2015 QMJHL draft and in his second season with the team, played in 44 games with a record of 21-17-2-2 with a goals against average of 3.09 and a save percentage of .898