Silvertips’ Hart named Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart has been named the Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month for January 2018.
Hart, who was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round, 48th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft, posted a 6-1-0-1 record in the month January along with a 1.97 goals-against-average, .934 save percentage and one shutout.
The busy month for the 6-foot-2, 185-pound goaltender from Sherwood Park, Alta. began as he helped lead Canada to a gold medal at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. He returned to the Silvertips’ lineup in the middle of the month and picked up where his incredible 2017-18 campaign left off, extending his personal winning streak to 13 games and allowing just seven goals in his first five games back.
That streak included his 25th career WHL shutout, a 4-0 blanking of the Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday, January 20. That clean sheet placed him one behind the WHL’s all-time shutout record of 26 shutouts, held by former Vancouver Giants goaltender Tyson Sexsmith.
Hart’s month of January included being named the WHL Goaltender of the Week for the fifth time this season once as well as being recognized as the third star of the game twice. He was also named the WHL’s second star of the night once. This season, Hart continues to lead the league in GAA (1.53), SV% (.953), and shutouts (six). His 19 wins rank him seventh in the league, though he’s played in just 25 games.
Originally selected by the Silvertips in the eighth round, 158th overall, of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, Hart surpassed the 100 win milestone for his WHL career this month and also surpassed the 10,000 minute mark for time played. In his WHL career, Hart has a 104-44-9-11 record, 2.04 GAA, .926 SV% and 25 shutouts.
The Silvertips are in action Friday, February 2 (7:05 p.m. PST) when they head to the Okanagan to take on the Kelowna Rockets.
Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month
January: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
December: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
November: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
September/October: Logan Flodell, Swift Current Broncos
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.