Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kamloops Blazers goaltender Dylan Ferguson has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 11, 2016.
Ferguson, a product of Lantzville, BC, went 1-0-0-1 this past week, with a 1.92 goals-against average and .945 save percentage. He opened the weekend with a 36-save performance on Saturday, December 10 in a 3-2 road win over the Edmonton Oil Kings. Ferguson concluded the weekend with 33 saves on Sunday, December 11, in a 3-2 shootout loss at Calgary and was named the second star of the game.
The 6-foot-2, 193-pound goaltender was originally selected by the Kamloops Blazers in the eighth round (166th) of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. In his second season with the Blazers, Ferguson is 4-3-0-1 with a 3.36 GAA and .902 SV%. Over 25 career WHL regular season appearances, he is 8-13-0-1 with a 3.85 GAA, .885 SV% and one shutout.
This is the second consecutive week a Blazers goaltender has earned weekly honours, with Connor Ingram being recognized as both WHL Goaltender of the Week and Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 4, 2016.
Ferguson is eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
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