Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Swift Current Broncos goaltender Travis Child has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending September 25.
Child, a 19-year-old native of Killam, AB, was the only WHL goaltender to record a shutout on opening weekend. The third-year WHL netminder made 28 saves in his lone appearance, backstopping the Broncos to a 6-0 victory over the Saskatoon Blades on Sunday, September 25. He was named the third star of the game for his efforts.
Child’s performance helped the Broncos go 1-1-0-0, earning a home-and-home split with the Blades.
After opening weekend, Child leads all WHL goaltenders with a 0.00 goals-against average, 1.000 save percentage and one shutout.
In 52 career WHL regular season games, Child has a record of 11-20-2-1 with a 3.22 goals-against average, .903 save percentage and one shutout.
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Sept. 23 – Sept. 25: Travis Child, Swift Current Broncos