EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), proud member of the Western Hockey League and five-time U.S. Division champions, announced today in conjunction with the Canadian Hockey League that Carter Hart has been named the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending April 2, 2017.
Hart, 18, went 3-1 with a 1.07 goals-against average, .954 save percentage and one shutout as the Silvertips advanced to the second round of the 2017 WHL Playoffs following a six-game series triumph over the Victoria Royals. The Silvertips, holding home ice advantage, host game 1 of the second round against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday, 7:35pm at XFINITY Arena. Ticket packs and single game tickets are on sale at www.everettsilvertips.com/playoffs.
It is the second CHL Goaltender of the Week award for Hart this season.
On Tuesday, Hart stopped all 25 shots sent his way in a 2-0 victory at Victoria, earning third-star honours for his play in Game 3. He followed up by making 18 saves on Wednesday, March 29 in a 2-1 loss at Victoria before turning aside another 17 pucks in a 3-2 overtime win versus Victoria on Friday, March 31.
Capping the weekend, Hart put forth a first-star performance by making 64 saves in a marathon game that set a Tips, WHL and CHL record for the longest game in history as the Silvertips squeezed out a 3-2 win in the fifth overtime after playing 151:36 of hockey.
To this point in the 2017 WHL Playoffs, Hart ranks second in GAA (1.58), fourth in SV% (.938), T-4th in wins (four) and T-2nd in shutouts (one).
Hart, who signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers in October 2016, went 32-11-6-2 with a 1.99 GAA, .927 SV% and nine shutouts through 54 regular season appearances in 2016-17. On three prior occasions, he has been recognized with WHL Goaltender of the Week honours, including for the weeks ending November 20 and November 27, 2016, as well as for the week ending January 15, 2017.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound product of Sherwood Park, Alta., has gone 85-40-9-9 with a 2.13 GAA, .921 SV% and 19 shutouts in 149 career WHL regular season appearances.
In 23 career WHL post-season contests, Hart is 11-12 with a 2.10 GAA, .931 SV% and two shutouts. He is 3-0 on the road in games where the Silvertips have forced elimination.
2016-17 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 27 – Apr. 2: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Mar. 20 – Mar. 26: Kyle Jessiman (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
2016-17 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 13 – Mar. 19: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Mar. 6 – Mar. 12: Callum Booth (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Feb. 27 – Mar. 5: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Brodan Salmond (Kelowna Rockets)
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Stuart Skinner (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Matthew Welsh (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Francis Leclerc (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Griffen Outhouse (Victoria Royals)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram (Kamloops Blazers)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Troy Timpano (Erie Otters)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Reilly Pickard (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic (Vancouver Giants)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell (Saskatoon Blades)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Liam Herbst (Guelph Storm)
Silvertips season ticket or mini-plan packages are available at www.everettsilvertips.com/season or by calling (425) 252-5100.