Blazers netminder Ernst named WHL Goaltender of the Week

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kamloops Blazers goaltender Dylan Ernst has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 27, 2022.

Ernst stopped 60 of the 62 shots he faced over two road starts this past week, posting a 1.00 goals-against average and .968 save percentage in the process.

Ernst, who hails from Weyburn, Sask., began his week with a 26-save performance Wednesday, November 23 as his Blazers defeated the Tri-City Americans 6-1.

The 18-year-old then earned Third Star honours Saturday, November 26 by making 34 saves in Kamloops’ 4-1 victory against the Prince George Cougars.

With the victory, Ernst improved his 2022-23 record to 10-4-1-1 and 6-1-1-0 over his last eight outings.

Originally selected by the Blazers in the second round of the 2019 WHL Draft, Ernst holds a career 27-13-3-1 record, 2.71 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and two shutouts over 45 career WHL contests.

Dylan Ernst and the Kamloops Blazers are next in action Wednesday, November 30 when they play host to the Regina Pats (7:00 p.m. PT, Sandman Centre).

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 375 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.

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