He joins center Zack Torquato as the Otters’ weekly honorees this season, despite struggling in Sunday’s 7-5 loss to Kingston. He allowed four goals on 15 shots before being replaced by rookie Ramis Sadikov. Courchaine earned a no-decision in the game.
Courchaine is the second goaltender to earn the honor this season. Windsor’s Troy Passingham was selected for the week of Oct. 12-18. The Otters have two recipients in a season for the first time since defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo and goaltender T.J. Aceti in 2002-03.
Courchaine made 37 saves in regulation and overtime and three more in a shootout in a 1-0 win against Mississauga St. Michael’s last Monday. On Friday, he made 44 saves in a 5-2 win against Ottawa. He stopped 36 shots in a 6-0 win against Belleville on Saturday.
Courchaine topped Sarnia winger Tyler Peters (four goals, nine points in four games) and Plymouth forwards Tyler Seguin (six goals, eight points) and Robbie Czarnik (one goal, eight points).
- Victor Fernandes