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Thunderbirds’ Stankowski named WHL Goaltender of the Week

 

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Seattle Thunderbirds goaltender Carl Stankowski has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending April 30, 2017.

The 17-year-old Stankowski went 3-1 with a 2.26 goals-against average, .930 save percentage and 119 saves over 239 minutes played as the Seattle Thunderbirds claimed the Western Conference Championship to advance to the 2017 WHL Championship Series presented by Rogers.

On Tuesday, April 25, Stankowski stopped 34 of 35 shots in a 2-1 win at Kelowna and was named first star. The following night, the rookie goaltender stopped 31 of 35 shots in a 4-2 loss at Kelowna. He bounced back by turning aside 37 of 40 shots on Friday, April 28 in a 5-3 win versus Kelowna and cleaned up with 17 saves on 18 shots on Sunday, April 30 as the Thunderbirds scored a 3-1 win at Kelowna to advance to the WHL Championship Series presented by Rogers.

To this point in the 2017 WHL Playoffs, Stankowski is 12-2 with a 2.48 GAA and .913 SV%. He sits among the WHL Playoffs leaders in wins (T-1st) and minutes played (845, fifth).

 

Stankowski-GOTW-Stats

 

Stankowski, who turned 17 in March, is in his first WHL campaign and went 3-0-0-1 with a 2.18 GAA and .910 SV% in seven regular season appearances. The 5-foot-9, 159-pound product of Calgary, Alta., was originally a second-round pick (37th) of the Thunderbirds at the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft and is eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft.

Stankowski and the Thunderbirds head to Regina for Games 1 and 2 of the 2017 WHL Championship Series presented by Rogers, with Game 1 scheduled for Friday, May 5 (7 p.m. MT) at the Brandt Centre.

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
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Dylan Ferguson, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Ty Edmonds, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Griffen Outhouse, Victoria Royals
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Rylan Parenteau, Tri-City Americans
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Rylan Toth, Seattle Thunderbirds
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Stuart Skinner, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Brodan Salmond, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 20 – Feb. 27: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 28 – March 5: Michael Herringer, Kelowna Rockets
March 6 – March 12: Tyler Brown, Regina Pats
March 13 – March 19: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
March 20 – March 27: Michael Herringer, Kelowna Rockets
March 28 – April 2: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
April 3 – April 9: Jordan Papirny, Swift Current Broncos
April 10 – April 16: Tyler Brown, Regina Pats
April 17 – April 23: Tyler Brown, Regina Pats
April 24 – April 30: Carl Stankowski, Seattle Thunderbirds

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