Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that David Tendeck of the Vancouver Giants is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the fifth week of playoff action ending April 21 with a 2-0 record, a goals-against average of 1.50, and save percentage of .947.
Tendeck claims the honour for the first time this year after stopping 54 shots over the first two games of the WHL Western Conference Championship versus the Spokane Chiefs. The Arizona Coyotes prospect began the week Friday with a 30-save outing en route to a 4-1 victory and first-star recognition. He then followed up that performance the next night when he recorded his second-straight victory after turning aside 24 shots to come away with a 4-2 win for his hometown team.
The 19-year-old is in his third full season with the Giants. Through 38 appearances this season, he posted a 24-10-2-1 record alongside a .911 save percentage and 2.48 goals-against average, and four shutouts. He’s now locked it down in the postseason, as he owns a 6-1-0-0 record, .923 SV%, and a 1.99 GAA across seven games.
A 6-foot-2, 181-pound product of North Vancouver, B.C., Tendeck was selected by the Coyotes in the sixth round, 158th overall, in the 2018 NHL Draft. The Giants selected Tendeck in sixth round, 130th overall, at the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. In 110 WHL regular season games, Tendeck has posted a 54-41-5-3 record, .900 SV%, 3.18 GAA, and seven shutouts.
Also considered for the award this week was Samuel Harvey of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, who came away with a perfect 2-0 showing versus the Rimouski Oceanic that counted a combined 59 saves for a save percentage of .937 and goals-against average of 2.00. In the OHL, Ottawa 67’s netminder and Vancouver Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro won all three of his appearances versus the Oshawa Generals as he came up with a 2.67 goals-against average and .896 save percentage.
Having won eight-straight games in the 2019 WHL Playoffs and leading 2-0, Tendeck and the Giants will look for a win on the road against the Chiefs Tuesday, April 23 (7:05 p.m. PT) at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.
2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Apr. 15 – Apr. 21: David Tendeck (Vancouver Giants)
Apr. 8 – Apr. 14: Dylan Myskiw (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Apr. 1 – Apr. 7: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Mar. 25 – Mar. 31: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Mar. 18 – Mar. 24: Kyle Keyser (Oshawa Generals)
Mar. 11 – Mar. 17: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Joel Hofer (Portland Winterhawks)
Feb. 4 – Feb. 11: Mads Søgaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Jet Greaves (Barrie Colts)
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Olivier Rodrigue (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Kevin Mandolese (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Ivan Prosvetov (Saginaw Spirit)
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Mads Søgaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Kyle Jessiman (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joseph Raaymakers (London Knights)
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Émile Samson (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Alexis Gravel (Halifax Mooseheads)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner (Vancouver Giants)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luke Richardson (Kitchener Rangers)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)
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.