WHL GOALIE OF THE WEEK: Carter Hart
EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), in conjunction with the Western Hockey League, announced today that goaltender Carter Hart has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week and nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award, for the week ending Nov. 19. It is the tenth time Hart has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week in his career.
Hart, 19, went 2-1-0-0 to help the Silvertips reach a fourth place tie in the U.S. Division by the end of the week, and posted a shutout, save percentage of .963, and goals against average of 1.34 in a stretch where the Tips played four games in five days and a home-and-home series with the division rival Seattle Thunderbirds.
The Sherwood Park, Alberta native was named first star twice during the week and on Wednesday posted his second straight shutout in a 2-0 win over Prince Albert at XFINITY Arena, tying Leland Irving’s Silvertips record with his 21st career shutout. After a 31 save effort in a 3-2 win over Seattle on Friday, he returned to the net on Sunday to post a regular season career-high 48 saves in a 2-1 defeat to the Regina Pats.
Since his return following injury absence for a month, Hart has a record of 5-3-0-1, two shutouts, a 1.84 goals-against-average, and .944 save percentage.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound goaltender is second on the Silvertips career win list (90) and has a record of 90-43-9-10, a .922 save percentage, and 2.12 goals-against-average in 158 career WHL appearances. Hart was the first goaltender selected in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, second round (48th overall) by the Philadelphia Flyers.
Hart and the Silvertips return to play Wednesday in a 7:05pm road game against Tri-City. The Tips return home on Friday, 7:35 p.m. against the Spokane Chiefs. Tickets are on sale at www.everettsilvertips.com/hhh and all games for the remainder of the season can be heard on Fox Sports 1380, FM 95.3, and the Tips app.
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
(Tips goaltenders in bold)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Brody Willms, Moose Jaw Warriors
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 23 — Oct. 29: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Dawson Weatherill, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Logan Flodell, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tavin Grant, Prince George Cougars
Sept. 22 – Sept. 24: Griffen Outhouse, Victoria Royals
Silvertips season ticket or mini-plan packages are available at www.everettsilvertips.com/season or by calling (425) 252-5100.