Hurricanes’ Skinner named WHL Goaltender of the Week
Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Lethbridge Hurricanes goaltender Stuart Skinner has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 5, 2017.
An 18-year-old product of Edmonton, AB, Skinner went 2-0-0-0 this past week with a 0.99 goals-against average, .970 save percentage and one shutout.
On Wednesday, February 1, Skinner returned to the Hurricanes from the 2017 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game to make 34 saves in a 3-2 overtime win at Red Deer and was named second star for his performance. Saturday, February 4, saw Skinner shine once again as he turned away all 31 shots he faced in a 3-0 win versus Moose Jaw, earning first star honours.
Through 46 appearances in this his third full WHL season, Skinner is 26-13-3-2 with a 3.22 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and two shutouts. His 26 wins are tied for third among all WHL goaltenders and his two shutouts are tied for fourth among all WHL goaltenders.
The 6-foot-4, 209-pound goaltender was recently ranked ninth among North American goaltenders in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings and is eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft.
Originally selected by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the first round (17th) of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, Skinner has amassed a career record of 66-46-6-5 with a 3.27 GAA, .910 SV% and six shutouts in 137 career WHL regular season appearances.
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Sept. 23 – Sept. 25: Travis Child, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Nick Schneider, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell, Saskatoon Blades
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Michael Herringer, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30 – Payton Lee, Kootenay ICE
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Dylan Ferguson, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Ty Edmonds, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Griffen Outhouse, Victoria Royals
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Rylan Parenteau, Tri-City Americans
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Rylan Toth, Seattle Thunderbirds
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Stuart Skinner, Lethbridge Hurricanes