Rockets’ Herringer named WHL Goaltender of the Week

Marissa Baecker

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kelowna Rockets goaltender Michael Herringer has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 23, 2016.

Herringer, a 20-year-old native of Comox, BC, went 3-0-0-0 this past week with a .924 save percentage and a 1.99 GAA. On Wednesday, October 19 against the Everett Silvertips, Herringer turned aside 19 shots to help Kelowna earn a 4-3 overtime win. On Friday, October 21 against the Tri-City Americans, Herringer backstopped Kelowna to a 4-2 win with 18 saves.

The 1996-born netminder finished the week in fine fashion as he thwarted 36 shots from the host Seattle Thunderbirds to propel the Rockets to a 5-1 win on the road Saturday night.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Herringer has piled up a 6-4-1 record so far this season with a 2.56 GAA and a .916 save percentage. In his WHL career, Herringer has compiled an impressive 44-18-2-0 record to go along with a 2.90 GAA and a .905 save percentage.

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

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