Regina, Sask. – For the second time in his Canadian Hockey League career, Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips is Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Year. This marks the first time in CHL history a goaltender has been recognized as a repeat winner.
Hart, 19, became the first goaltender in CHL history to have his named engraved on the CHL Goaltender of the Year twice. Having appeared in 41 contests this season, the prospect of the Philadelphia Flyers (2016 – 2, 48) won 31 games with a 1.60 goals-against average, .947 save percentage and seven shutouts. For the third consecutive season, he laid claim to the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy as WHL Goaltender of the Year. Additionally, he was recognized with the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as WHL Player of the Year.
Over 190 career WHL regular season games spanning four seasons, Hart is 116-46-10-12 with an eye-popping 2.01 GAA, .927 SV% and 26 shutouts. He was previously recognized as CHL Goaltender of the Year for the 2015-16 season.
During the 2018 WHL Playoffs, he backstopped the Silvertips to the franchise’s second appearance in a WHL Championship Series. Prior to that, he suited up for Team WHL at the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series, which was hosted in Swift Current and Moose Jaw in November. Finally, Everett’s No. 1 hockey boy provided Team Canada with the foundation it needed to claim gold at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo.
Hart was originally an eighth-round selection (158th overall) of the Silvertips at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
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