Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Victoria Royals goaltender Griffen Outhouse has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 1, 2017.
Outhouse, an 18-year-old product of Williams Lake, BC, went 4-0-0-0 this past week with a 0.75 goals-against average, .979 save percentage and one shutout. His return from the holiday break began with a 42-save performance on Tuesday, December 27, in a 5-1 win versus Prince George, in which he was named second star. On Wednesday, December 28, Outhouse got the best of the Cougars once again, turning in a 40-save shutout, being named first star in a 3-0 win. On Friday, December 30, he made 26 saves in a 2-1 win at Kelowna and was once again recognized as first star. Finally, Outhouse rounded out his week with another 30 saves on Saturday, December 31, in a 6-1 win at Kamloops.
The 6-fooot, 175-pound goaltender was listed by the Victoria Royals. In his second season with the Royals, Outhouse is 21-12-3-0 and is listed among the WHL’s top goaltenders in a number of major categories. With 21 wins he is tied for second, while his 2.66 GAA ranks fourth and his .921 SV% is good enough for third in the league. Outhouse also has two shutouts to his name this season, good enough to place him in a tie for third in the WHL.
In 63 career WHL regular season appearances, Outhouse is 39-15-6-1 with a 2.30 GAA, .927 SV% and six shutouts.
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