Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Red Deer Rebels goaltender Ethan Anders has been named the Eli Wilson Goaltending WHL Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 4, 2018.
A prospect rated for the 2019 National Hockey League Draft, Anders recorded a 34-save shutout in his lone appearance of the week, sporting a 1-0-0-0 record, 0.00 goals-against-average, and a 1.000 save percentage as a result. His performance kept the Rebels in the top spot in the Central Division.
Anders’ victory came as the Rebels downed the Calgary Hitmen by a 1-0 score Saturday. Anders stopped 12 shots in the first, six in the second, and 16 in the third for the second shutout of his WHL career. Anders was named the first star of the game and the third star of the night in the WHL Saturday due to his efforts.
Originally listed by the Rebels, Anders is an 18-year-old product of Pilot Butte, Sask. In 14 games this season, Anders has maintained a 10-3-1-0 record, 2.85 GAA, 0.922 SV% and one shutout. The 6-foot-1, 171-pound goaltender ranks third in the league in victories and sixth in SV%. Anders also currently sits in a 11-way tie for second place in shutouts.
Overall, Anders has appeared in 56 WHL regular season games, sporting a 20-22-7-1 record, 3.03 GAA, 0.910 SV%, and two shutouts. Last season, Anders was named the WHL Rookie of the Month for January 2018.
Anders has been identified by NHL Central Scouting as a Player to Watch for the 2019 NHL Draft, ranking him as a ‘C’ prospect and one of six WHL goaltenders on their preliminary list.
The Rebels are back in action Friday, November 9 (7:30 p.m. CST), heading east to take on the Red Deer Rebels.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
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.