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Kozun named CHL Goalie of the Week for a second time

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Seattle's Taran Kozun went 2-0 with two shutouts last week.
— image credit: Courtesy photo/Kyle Scholzen, Thunderbirds

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Seattle's Taran Kozun has been chosen the Vaughn Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced today.

Kozun posted back-to-back shutouts in two starts with a perfect goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000 for the week ending Feb. 9.

Kozun stopped all 64 shots he faced in a pair of starts against the Spokane Chiefs backstopping the Thunderbirds to a pair of victories and holding fourth place in the WHL's Western Conference. Last Wednesday night he made 29 saves and earned second-star honors in a 4-0 win over the Chiefs in Spokane, then made 35 saves on Friday night in Seattle earning first-star honors in the 4-0 win over the visiting Chiefs.

Kozun was the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Jan. 19 when he went 3-0-0-0 in three games with two shutouts.

Kozun, a 19-year-old from Nipawin, Saskatchewan, is playing in his second full WHL season and was recently acquired by the Thunderbirds from the Kamloops Blazers. Since joining the Thunderbirds, Kozun has posted a 9-2-0-0 record including four shutouts in 11 games played with a goals-against-average of 1.51 and save percentage of .952.

T-Birds return to action Friday

Seattle (35-17-2-3) has won 13 of their last 16 games and faces the Tri-City Americans at 7:35 p.m. Friday at the ShoWare Center. They travel to Everett to play the Silvertips at Comcast Arena at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. They host the Prince George Cougars at 5:05 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.

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