Oil Kings’ Patrick Dea named WHL Goaltender of the Week
Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender Patrick Dea has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 13, 2016.
Dea, a 19-year-old product of St. Albert, AB, went 2-0-0-0 this past week, including a 27-save shutout in a 3-0 win versus the Kootenay ICE on Saturday, November 12, in which he earned third-star honours. Dea opened the week with a 34-save performance on Thursday, November 10, to backstop his team to a 4-2 home-ice win against the Saskatoon Blades.
Over the two contests, Dea notched a 1.00 goals-against average and .968 save percentage.
The 5-foot-11, 157-pound Dea is eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. In 12 appearances this season, Dea has accumulated a record of 7-5-0-0 with a 3.24 GAA, .897 SV% and one shutout.
Dea, who was a first round pick (22nd) of the Edmonton Oil Kings at the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, is in his third WHL campaign, having compiled a record of 36-29-4-1, 2.94 GAA, .898 SV% and two shutouts in 80 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