Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 3, 2017.
Hart, a second-round selection, 48th overall, of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2016, put forth another pair of spectacular performances this week, allowing just one goal over 120 minutes of action. With his help, the Silvertips claimed another pair of victories to keep them in third place in the U.S. Division with a 15-12-1-1 record.
Friday, Hart stopped 32 of 33 shots as the Silvertips earned a 3-1 victory on the road against the Kamloops Blazers. Hart stopped eight shots in the first period, followed by 12 in the second and 12 more in the third, earning second star honours in the game.
Saturday, he posted his 23 career WHL shutout, making 30 saves against the Saskatoon Blades in a 3-0 win at home. The clean sheet placed him three shutouts away from equaling the WHL’s all-time shutout record, held by Tyson Sexsmith, who played with the Vancouver Giants between 2004 and 2009.
It has become increasingly harder to beat Hart. He’s allowed two goals or fewer in 11 of his last 12 starts. Since November, he’s compiled a 9-2-0-1 record with four shutouts to his credit. Originally selected in the eighth round, 158th overall, by the Silvertips in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, Hart has compiled a 95-43-9-10 record in 163 WHL regular season games with a 2.07 goals against average and .924 SV%. Hart is also just 59 saves away from 4,000 for his WHL career.
The Silvertips will face a unique opportunity to gain ground in the U.S. Division this week, playing three of their four games against the two teams (Portland Winterhawks and Spokane Chiefs) ahead of them in the standings. That week begins at home in the friendly confines of XFINITY Arena as the Silvertips host the Winterhawks Wednesday, December 6 (7:05 p.m. PST).
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
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