Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart 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 27, 2016.
This marks the second consecutive WHL Goaltender of the Week honour for the 18-year-old Hart, who was also named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 20, 2016. He is the first WHL goaltender or player to win weekly honours for a second time during the 2016-17 season.
Hart, a product of Sherwood Park, AB, went 2-0-0-0 this past week, notching a perfect 0.00 goals-against average and 1.000 save percentage with two shutout victories. He made 37 saves in a 3-0 win versus the Seattle Thunderbirds on Wednesday, November 23, before making another 26 stops in a 3-0 win versus the Prince George Cougars on Saturday, November 26.
Hart is 13-3-3-0 in 20 appearances this season, having registered a 1.67 GAA, .937 SV% and three shutouts along the way. He leads the WHL in GAA, SV% and shutouts. Hart’s 13 wins are good for third place in the WHL.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound goaltender was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round (48th) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft after winning the Del Wilson Trophy (WHL Top Goaltender) and being named CHL Goaltender of the Year for the 2015-16 season.
An eighth round pick (158th) of the Everett Silvertips at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, Hart is in his third WHL campaign, having compiled a record of 66-32-6-7, 2.12 GAA, .920 SV% and 13 shutouts in 115 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
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips