Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Red Deer Rebels goaltender Riley Lamb has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 18, 2018.
Lamb won all four of his games this week as the Rebels went undefeated through the B.C. Division, posting a 1.50 goals-against-average, .957 save percentage and one shutout as the Rebels improved to 8-1-1-0 in their last 10 games, rising into third place in the Central Division.
Monday in northern British Columbia, Lamb posted a 25-save shutout in a 4-0 win against the Prince George Cougars, the fourth shutout of his WHL career, earning him second star honours in the game and first star honours of the night in the WHL.
Two days later in the Okanagan, Lamb stopped 36 of 37 shots in a 4-1 win against the B.C. Division-leading Kelowna Rockets. He was named the first star of the game and the third star of the night in the WHL.
Lamb continued his impressive streak with a 33-save performance in a 4-3 win against the Victoria Royals Friday, earning him second star honours for the game. His strong week came to a close Saturday at the Langley Events Centre as the Rebels doubled up the Vancouver Giants by a 4-2 score, Lamb making 39 saves in the contest.
With Lamb in net this week, opponents went just two-for-13 on the power play while the Rebels trailed for just 13 minutes 31 seconds during the 240 minutes Lamb spent in net this week. Lamb has been unbeatable in February and since Tuesday, January 30 he’s 7-0-0-0 with a 1.70 GAA and .947 SV% with one shutout.
A 6-foot-0, 176-pound product of Rivers, Man., the 19-year-old Lamb has played in 65 WHL regular season games, posting a 22-21-8-5 record, 3.33 GAA, .901 SV% and four shutouts. This week’s victory marks the second time in three weeks that Lamb has captured the honours.
Lamb and the Rebels will look to continue their impressive run Wednesday, February 21 (7:00 p.m. MST) when they wrap up a six-game road trip against the Calgary Hitmen.
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Riley Lamb, Red Deer Rebels
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Brody Willms, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Riley Lamb, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Stuart Skinner, Swift Current Broncos
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Nolan Maier, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 27 – Dec. 31: James Porter, Kelowna Rockets
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
About the Western Hockey LeagueRegarded 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.