Pats’ Paddock named WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Max Paddock of the Regina Pats has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 11, 2018.
Paddock posted a 2-0-0-0 record, 0.50 goals-against-average, and stopped 59 of 60 shots for a 0.983 save percentage while also recording the first shutout of his WHL career.
Friday, Paddock stopped 39 of 40 shots sent his way as the Pats defeated the Tri-City Americans by a 5-1 score. Paddock stopped 14 shots in the first, 15 in the second, and 10 more in the third for the victory, Regina’s first at home against the Americans since February 27, 2007. Paddock was named the first star of the game due to his efforts.
A night later, Paddock earned the first shutout of his WHL career, stopping all 20 shots sent his way in a 2-0 win against the Swift Current Broncos at the Brandt Centre. Paddock stopped four shots in the first, five in the second, and 11 in the third to preserve the clean sheet.
Paddock’s strong play is a big part of why the Pats have won three-straight games and only four points out of a wild card spot. Originally selected in the 10th round, 212th overall, by the Pats in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, Paddock has posted a 5-10-0-0 record this season with a 3.82 GAA, 0.883 SV%, and one shutout.
Overall, the 6-foot-2, 161-pound product of Brandon, Man. has appeared in 54 WHL regular season games, posting a 28-18-1-1 record, 3.19 GAA, 0.897 SV%, and a single shutout.
After concluding a five-game home stand, the Pats are out on the road for a six-game trip through British Columbia as part of seven-straight games on the road. The trip begins with a contest against the Kootenay ICE on Tuesday, November 12 (7:00 p.m. MT) at Western Financial Place.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Max Paddock, Regina Pats
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Sept. 21 – Sept. 23: Dylan Ferguson, Kamloops Blazers
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.