Giants’ Tendeck named WHL Goaltender of the Week
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 17, 2017.
Tendeck, who is eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft, appeared in two of three games for the Giants this past week, logging a record of 2-0-0-0 with a stingy goals-against average of 0.50 and an equally strong save percentage of .984, powered by one shutout victory.
The 6-foot-2, 173-pound product of North Vancouver opened his weekend by stopping 21 of 22 shots on Friday night in a 3-1 triumph over the Victoria Royals. He then locked down the Vancouver cage with a perfect 40-save performance on Sunday in a 2-0 win over the Prince George Cougars, earning third star honours.
In his second full season with the Giants, Tendeck is posting career numbers, including a career-high 12 wins. Through 20 appearances, Tendeck is 12-6-0-1 with a 2.90 GAA, .913 SV% and two shutouts to his name. He has played a vital role for a Giants club that finds itself in the heat of a tightly-contested BC Division, riding a six-game winning streak heading into the holiday break and sitting only three points out of first place in the division.
Tendeck was originally selected in the sixth round (130th overall) by the Giants at the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. In 44 career games, he has a record of 17-21-0-1 with a 3.89 GAA, .883 SV% and two shutouts.
Tendeck and the Giants return to action following the Christmas break with a home-and-home set against the Everett Silvertips, beginning Wednesday, December 27 at the Langley Events Centre before shifting to Everett on Friday, December 29.
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
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