Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 21, 2018.
Hart, a second-round selection, 48th overall, of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2016 NHL Draft, was once again stingy to opposition offences this week, winning both his starts this week while compiling a 0.50 goals-against-average and .980 save percentage after allowing one goal on 49 shots.
Saturday against the Brandon Wheat Kings, Hart recorded a 25-save shutout for his league-leading sixth shutout of the season. The clean sheet was the 25th of his WHL career, placing him one back of Tyson Sexsmith’s 26 career WHL shutouts for the most all-time. Hart was named the third star of the game and picked as the WHL’s second star of the night for his efforts between the pipes.
Less than 24 hours later, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound product of Sherwood Park, Alta. once again stifled a high-octane Eastern Conference offence as he allowed one goal on 24 shots in a 4-1 win over the Swift Current Broncos.
Hart continues to lead the WHL in GAA (1.35), SV% (.958) and shutouts (6) while sitting tied for eighth in victories (17) and has allowed 28 goals in 21 games. Since being drafted by the Silvertips in the eighth round, 158rd overall, of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, Hart has appeared in 170 WHL regular season games, compiling a 102-43-9-10 record with a 2.03 goals against average, .926 SV% and the aforementioned 25 shutouts. Already the owner of the Silvertips’ franchise record for shutouts, Hart is now just five wins behind alumni Leland Irving’s 107 victories for the franchise record.
This week marks the fifth time Hart has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week. Hart is a three-time winner of the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week Award.
The Silvertips are back on the ice Friday, January 26 (7:35 p.m. PST), closing out a four-game home stand against the Seattle Thunderbirds.
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
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 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.