Oklahoma City's Alan Perry has won the John Voss Trophy, awarded to the Central Hockey League's Goaltender of the Year, for the 1993-94 season.
The John Voss Trophy goes to the goaltender with the best goals against average for the season, based on at least 20 games played.
Perry, who missed 17 games with injuries, played in 28 games for the Blazers and finished with a 3.58 GAA and the league's second-best saves percentage at .897, while posting a 15-11-2 record. Perry's teammate, Mike Williams, who played in 41 games while filling in for the injured Perry, finished second for the trophy with a 3.75 GAA.
Both goaltenders will lead Oklahoma City into its first-round CHL playoff series Wednesday, as the third-place Blazers visit second-place Tulsa for a 7 p.m. faceoff in the postseason opener.
Oklahoma City and Tulsa finished tied in the final regular-season standings with 76 points each, but the Oilers earned the second spot by virtue of most wins, earning the home-ice advantage for their best-of-seven series.
Following Wednesday's game, the Blazers return home for playoff games Thursday and Monday, with Game 4 set for March 30 in Tulsa.
Perry, during his two-year stint with Oklahoma City, has played 68 games in the crease, compiling a 3.66 GAA during that time, as well as a .897 save percentage with 2,096 saves - all Blazers records based on 20 games played. Still, Perry was not selected to the CHL All-Star Team this season, after being named to the second team All-Star squad last year.
Tulsa's Tony Martino won the John Voss Trophy last season with a 3.66 GAA. Perry finished second with a 3.72 GAA.
Desjardins Is MVP Wichita Thunder goaltender Bobby Desjardins has been voted the Most Valuable Player in the Central Hockey League, through a poll of the league's coaches and media.
Desjardins, named Rookie of the Year in the CHL a year ago, was in goal for 38 of the first-place Thunder's 40 victories this season, posting a 4.00 goals against average. He received a total of 53 points, including 10 first-place votes, in a voting system where points were awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.
Tulsa's Doug Lawrence received 30 points and finished second in the voting, while Wichita's Paul Jackson and Ron Handy were third and fourth with 28 and eight points, respectively.
Desjardins, a 26-year-old Montreal, Quebec native set league records for wins (38), saves (1,922) and minutes played (3,296), leading Wichita to the regular-season championship. The Thunder will host the Dallas Freeze for the first two games of their first-round CHL playoff series Wednesday and Thursday. BIOG: NAME:Archive ID: 569723