Americans’ Dea named WHL Goaltender of the Week
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Tri-City Americans goaltender Patrick Dea has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending April 8, 2018.
Dea, an overage goaltender from St. Albert, Alta., recorded a pair of wins, 0.50 goals-against-average, stopped 52 of 53 shots for a .981 save percentage and had one shutout as the Tri-City Americans moved up 2-0 on the Victoria Royals in their best-of-seven Round Two series in the 2018 WHL Playoffs.
Friday, Dea recorded his second shutout of the 2018 WHL Playoffs, stopping all 27 shots sent his way in a 7-0 victory. Dea stopped eight shots in the first, eight shots in the second and 11 more in the third. The Royals also went 0/3 on the power play throughout the game as the Americans took the lead midway through the first and never trailed after.
Saturday, Dea put forth another strong performance, stopping 25 of 26 shots in a 4-1 win for the Americans, helping them stay a perfect 4-0 on the road in the 2018 WHL Playoffs. Dea stopped eight shots in the first, seven in the second, and 10 more in the third, earning third star honours in the contest.
Through six games in the 2018 WHL Playoffs, Dea’s record stands at 5-0-0-0, with a 2.33 GAA, .919 SV% and two shutouts. Among all WHL goaltenders in the post-season, Dea ranks second in GAA, third in SV%, tied for second in wins and tied for first in shutouts.
Originally selected by the Edmonton Oil Kings in the first round, 22nd overall, of the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Dea has played in 170 WHL regular season games, compiling a 70-69-13-2 record, 3.29 GAA, .897 SV% and four shutouts.
This marks the second time Dea has earned WHL Goaltender of the Week honours, earning the award for the week ending March 18. He was also named the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week during that time period.
Dea and the Americans will look to remain perfect in the 2018 WHL Playoffs when they return home to the Toyota Centre to host the Victoria Royals in Game Three of their series on Tuesday, April 10 (7:05 p.m. PT).
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Apr. 2 – Apr. 8: Patrick Dea, Tri-City Americans
Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Stuart Skinner, Swift Current Broncos
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Patrick Dea, Tri-City Americans
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Shane Farkas, Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Stuart Skinner, Swift Current Broncos
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Riley Lamb, Red Deer Rebels
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Brody Willms, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Riley Lamb, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Stuart Skinner, Swift Current Broncos
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Nolan Maier, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 27 – Dec. 31: James Porter, Kelowna Rockets
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: David Tendeck, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
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
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.