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Carter Earns 2nd Straight WHL Goalie of the Week Award


EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips) announced in conjunction with the Western Hockey League that goaltender Carter Hart has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for his performance ending Nov. 27. Hart has been nominated for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award.

This marks the second consecutive WHL Goaltender of the Week honor this year and six in the last two seasons for the 18-year-old Hart, who was also named recipient of the honor for the week ending November 20. He is the first WHL goaltender or player to win weekly honors for a second time during the 2016-17 season.

Hart, a product of Sherwood Park, AB, went 2-0-0-0 this past week, allowing no goals in 120 minutes of play and earning a 1.000 save percentage with two shutout victories. He made 37 saves in a 3-0 win versus the Seattle Thunderbirds on Wednesday before making another 26 stops in a 3-0 win versus the Prince George Cougars on Saturday.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound goaltender was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round (48th) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft after winning the Del Wilson Trophy (WHL Top Goaltender) and being named CHL Goaltender of the Year for the 2015-16 season.

Hart is 13-3-3-0 in 20 appearances this season, having registered a 1.67 GAA, .937 SV% and three shutouts along the way. He leads the WHL in GAA, SV% and shutouts. Hart’s 13 wins are good for third place in the WHL.

Hart is in his third WHL campaign, having compiled a record of 66-32-6-7, 2.12 GAA, .920 SV% and 13 shutouts in 115 career WHL regular season appearances. His 13 shutouts place him second on the Silvertips all-time list, recently surpassing Michael Wall.

 

CARTER HART, AMONG THE SILVERTIPS LEADERS:

WINS (CAREER)                              SHUTOUTS (CAREER)

RANK PLAYER YRS WINS RANK PLAYER YEAR SO
1 Leland Irving 03-08 107 1 Leland Irving 03-08 21
2 Austin Lotz 11-15 72 2 CARTER HART 13-17 13
3 Kent Simpson 07-12 71 3 Michael Wall 03-05 12
4 CARTER HART 13-17 66 4 Austin Lotz 11-15 10
5 Michael Wall 03-05 35 5 Kent Simpson 07-12 6
Thomas Heemskerk 08-10 6

 

WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee

Sept. 23 – Sept. 25: Travis Child, Swift Current Broncos

Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Nick Schneider, Medicine Hat Tigers

Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell, Saskatoon Blades

Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic, Vancouver Giants

Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Michael Herringer, Kelowna Rockets

Oct. 24 – Oct. 30 – Payton Lee, Kootenay ICE

Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors

Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea, Edmonton Oil Kings

Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips

Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips

 

The Silvertips return to play Wednesday, hosting the Kootenay Ice in the only meeting of the season at 7:05 p.m. (1380 AM / 95.3 FM / Tips App) at XFINITY Arena. Ticket specials are available as low as $8 by visiting www.everettsilvertips.com/ticketpromos.

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