Silvertips’ Hart named WHL Goaltender of the Week
Calgary, Alta. – 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 the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 26, 2017.
Hart, a second-round selection, 48th overall, of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2016, picked up three wins this week as the Silvertips continued to gain ground in the U.S. Division race.
Wednesday against the Tri-City Americans, Hart stopped all 43 shots sent his way as he shutout the Americans by a 3-0 final. Hart stopped 12 shots in the first, 10 in the second and 21 in the third. The shutout was his third of the month and the 22nd of his WHL career, helping him set a new Silvertips’ franchise record for shutouts, passing Leland Irving. Hart was named the game’s first star and subsequently named the WHL’s first star of the night.
Friday against the Spokane Chiefs, Hart delivered a near-perfect effort, making 34 saves on 35 shots in a 4-1 victory. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound product of Sherwood Park, Alta. closed out his perfect week with a 22-save effort in a 5-2 win against the Vancouver Giants at home Saturday.
Since returning to the lineup in November, Hart has been one of the toughest goalies to beat. His 1.63 goals against average and .951 SV% both lead the league. He’s also tied for the league lead in shutouts with three.
Originally selected in the eighth round, 158th overall, by the Silvertips in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, Hart has compiled a 93-43-9-10 record in 161 WHL regular season games with a 2.09 goals against average and .923 SV%. Earlier this month, Hart represented Team WHL at the CIBC Canada Russia Series, earning a shutout victory in the first game of the series. Hart is the first player to earn back-to-back weekly honours this season in the WHL.
The Silvertips, who are now 6-3-0-1 in their last 10 games, sit in the first wild card spot, with two points separating them from second in the U.S. Division.
Hart and the Silvertips will be on the road Friday, December 1 (7:00 p.m. PST) to battle the Kamloops Blazers at the Sandman Centre.
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
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