Published on July 21, 2012
Brandon Whitney of Centreville is pictured after getting drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks June 23. – Submitted
Published on February 07, 2012
Brandon Whitney made 11 saves on 12 shots during the top prospects game last week in Kelowna, B.C. The Centreville native is playing this season with the Victoriaville Tigres.
Just a day after he was named one of the three Telus stars of the week for the QMJHL, Brandon Whitney has suffered a serious injury.
Whitney, the Victoriaville Tigres goaltender, was injured after receiving a puck in the throat following a wrist shot during team training at the Amphitheatre Gilbert Perreault on Jan. 6.
According to the Victoriaville Tigres website, head coach Yanick Jean said the 19-year-old from Kings County suffered four fractures near the larynx.
Jean said on www.tigresvictoriaville.com that the operation at Hôtel-Dieu d'Arthabaska was successful. He expected that the team would know the duration of Whitney’s absence either Jan. 12 or 13.
Whitney, a seventh-round draft pick by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2012 draft, was named second star of the week for Dec. 30-Jan. 5. In two games, Whitney recorded a win and a loss, maintained an average of 1.51 and a save percentage of .958. On Jan. 4 against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, he played a perfect game for a 4-0 win with his fourth shutout of the season.