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Patrick Johansen Dominates Debut, Earns Midwest East Goalie of the Week Honors with Chicago Crush


Chicago Crush Goalie Patrick Johansen | Midwest East Division Goalie of the Week
Chicago Crush Goalie Patrick Johansen | Midwest East Division Goalie of the Week

ADDISON, Ill.- In a stunning debut with the Chicago Crush, goaltender Patrick Johansen has been named the Midwest East Division Goalie of the Week after a stellar performance that showcased his exceptional skills between the pipes.


Chicago Crush Goalie Patrick Johansen | Photo by Andrea Brogle
Chicago Crush Goalie Patrick Johansen | Photo by Andrea Brogle

Johansen, a native of Fredrikstad, Norway, was acquired by the Crush from the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights and has wasted no time making a significant impact on his new team. In his first game donning the Crush jersey, the '05-born goaltender faced a barrage of shots from the Battle Creek Kernels, making an impressive 37 saves to secure a shutout victory for Chicago.


The 5-1 record Johansen boasts in the 2023-2024 season is a testament to his consistency and ability to make crucial saves when it matters most. His remarkable .940 save percentage further underscores his proficiency in the net, making him a formidable force against any opponent.


Chicago Crush Goalie Patrick Johansen | Photo by Andrea Brogle
Chicago Crush Goalie Patrick Johansen | Photo by Andrea Brogle

Let's take a closer look at Johansen's statistics for the season:


Premier 2023-2024 Season Statistics:

Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights:

  • Games Played (GP): 7

  • Wins (W): 4

  • Losses (L): 0

  • Goals Against Average (GAA): 1.88

  • Save Percentage (SV%): 0.936

  • Saves (SVS): 146


Chicago Crush:

  • Games Played (GP): 2

  • Wins (W): 1

  • Losses (L): 1

  • Goals Against Average (GAA): 2.00

  • Save Percentage (SV%): 0.949

  • Saves (SVS): 75


Johansen's consistent performance and ability to adapt to a new team have not gone unnoticed. The Midwest East Division Goalie of the Week honor is well-deserved, and it sets the stage for what promises to be an exciting remainder of the season for both Patrick Johansen and the Chicago Crush.


Chicago Crush Goalie Patrick Johansen | Photo by Andrea Brogle
Chicago Crush Goalie Patrick Johansen | Photo by Andrea Brogle

Crush fans can undoubtedly look forward to more extraordinary saves and outstanding performances from their newly-acquired goaltender as he continues to solidify his role as a key player for the team.


From the entire Chicago Crush organization, congratulations to Patrick Johansen on this well-earned recognition!

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