KENNEWICK, Wash. – Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips) goaltender Carter Hart recorded the 22nd shutout in his career, breaking the Silvertips all-time record held by Leland Irving in a 3-0 victory with 43 saves against the host Tri-City Americans at Toyota Center.
Hart, 19, earned his third shutout of the season as he stopped 21 shots in the third period and was named first star of the game. The reigning WHL Goaltender of the Week also earned the 91st win of his career, currently second on the Silvertips all-time wins list (16 behind Irving, also holding the record in that category). Hart’s 22 shutouts stands five behind breaking the league’s all-time record, held by Tyson Sexsmith (26).
SILVERTIPS SHUTOUTS, ALL-TIME
|1.||Carter Hart||2013 – Current||22|
|2.||Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||21|
|3.||Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||12|
|4.||Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||10|
|5.||Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||6|
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound goaltender is 91-43-9-10 in 159 career WHL appearances, all in a Silvertips jersey. He carries a lifetime .923 save percentage, 2.10 goals-against-average and 3,823 saves and is the reigning back-to-back WHL Goaltender of the Year, along with twice named a WHL Western Conference All-Star (First Team, 2015-17).
Hart, who made his debut with the Silvertips in 2013-14 as a 15-year old, was the first goaltender selected in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, second round (48th overall) by the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Tips return home for their next game on Friday, hosting the Spokane Chiefs at 7:35pm (1380 AM / 95.3 FM / Tips App). Tickets are available at www.everettsilvertips.com/hhh.
Silvertips season ticket or mini-plan packages are available at www.everettsilvertips.com/season or by calling (425) 252-5100.