Giants’ Tendeck named WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week

Rik Fedyck / Vancouver Giants


Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that David Tendeck of the Vancouver Giants has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending April 21, 2019.

Tendeck, a prospect for the Arizona Coyotes, appeared in two games during the past week, picking up a pair of wins over the Spokane Chiefs. He sported a 2-0-0-0 record, 1.50 goals-against average and stopped 54 of 57 shots for a .947 save percentage.

His efforts began Friday with a 30-save performance in a 4-1 win over Spokane. After stopping 11 shots in the first period, eight in the second and 11 in the third, Tendeck was awarded the first star of the game as well as the third star of the night in the WHL. The following night, Tendeck stopped 24 of 26 shots in a 4-2 win for Vancouver. Saving seven shots in the first period, 11 in the second and six in the third, Tendeck aided the Giants in their 2-0 series lead over the Chiefs.

Sporting a 6-1-0-0 record, 1.99 GAA and .923 SV%, Tendeck has been a major contributor to Vancouver’s success in the 2019 WHL Playoffs. In the regular season, the 6-foot-2, 181-pound netminder posted a 24-10-2-1 record, 2.48 GAA, .911 SV% and four shutouts. Over 110 career WHL regular season games, Tendeck has amassed a record of 54-41-5-3, earning a 3.18 GAA, .900 SV%, and seven shutouts. Originally, Tendeck was drafted by Vancouver in the sixth round, 130th overall, in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. The North Vancouver, B.C. native was also selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the sixth round, 158th overall, at the 2018 NHL Draft.

Tendeck and the Giants will be back in action for Games 3 and 4 of the WHL’s Western Conference Championship against the Chiefs on Tuesday, April 23 (7:05 p.m. PT) and Wednesday, April 24 (7:05 p.m. PT) at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

Goaltender of the Week nominee
April 15 – 21: David Tendeck, Vancouver Giants
April 8 – 14: Dylan Myskiw, Edmonton Oil Kings 
April 1 – 7, Dylan Myskiw, Edmonton Oil Kings
March 25 – 31: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
March 18 – 24: Carl Tetachuk, Lethbridge Hurricanes
March 11- March 17: Adam Evanoff, Moose Jaw Warriors
March 4 – March 10: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Feb. 25 – March 3: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Feb. 18 – Feb 24: Dylan Myskiw, Edmonton Oil Kings
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Joel Hofer Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Mads Søgaard, Medicine Hat Tigers
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Reece Klassen, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: James Porter, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Taylor Gauthier, Prince George Cougars 
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Nolan Maier, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 27 – Dec. 30: Dean McNabb, Regina Pats
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Mads Søgaard, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jiri Patera, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Max Paddock, Regina Pats
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Sept. 21 – Sept. 23: Dylan Ferguson, Kamloops Blazers 

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.

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