The 19-year-old stopped 147 of 156 shots last week, posting a .942 save percentage and a 1.99 goals-against average, leading the Chiefs to a dramatic Game 7 win after going down 3-0 in their first-round series against the Langley Rivermen.
Chenard had a tough start to the week as he was pulled after letting in three goals in the first period in a 5-0 loss to the Rivermen on Monday night to put his team down 3-0 in the series. He bounced back in a big way after that, starting with Game 4 the following night where he made 38 saves in a 2-1 win in Langley and was named the game’s first star. He put together another solid performance in Game 5 at home, stopping 26 of 27 shots and earning second-star honours in another 2-1 win. Game 6 back in Langley went to overtime where Chenard shut the door, making 36 saves in total and was named third star while backstopping Chilliwack to a 3-2 win in extra time and forcing a seventh and deciding game. Back home for Game 7, the Chiefs were outshot badly 45-21, but it was Chenard again who denied the Rivermen, making 43 saves and was named first star as Chilliwack completed the comeback with a 3-2 win.
Heading into a second-round series with the Prince George Spruce Kings, the Waterloo, Ont. native has a 4-3 record, a .926 save percentage and a 2.39 goals-against average.
Vernon Vipers G Aidan Porter: 3GP, 3W, 102 saves/107 shots, .953 SV%, 1.22 GAA
Powell River Kings F Levi Glasman: 3GP, 5G, 1A, hat trick, OTGWG, 2nd star twice
Wenatchee Wild F Lucas Sowder: 4GP, 3G, 3A, 1st star twice
Langley Rivermen F Mark Gallant: 5GP, 5G, 1A, 4-goal game, GWG, 1st
Trail Smoke Eaters G Donovan Buskey: 3GP, 3W, 96 saves/102 shots, 9.41 SV%, 2.00 GAA, 2nd star, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game
Salmon Arm Silverbacks G Ethan Langenegger: 3GP, 132 saves/140 shots, .943 SV%, 1.94 GAA, 1st star, 2nd star