Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Regina Pats goaltender Max Paddock has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 30, 2019.
Paddock went 2-0-0-0, maintaining a 1.00 goals-against average, stopped 58 of 60 shots for a 0.967 save percentage, and recorded a single shutout as the Pats swept a home-and-home series against the Moose Jaw Warriors. The pair of wins vaulted the Pats into fifth place in the WHL’s East Division.
Friday in Moose Jaw, Paddock stopped 28 of 30 shots in a 5-2 win for the Pats. Paddock stopped all 17 shots through the opening 40 minutes, then conceded a pair of goals on 13 shots in the third period as Regina never trailed in the contest.
On home ice the following night, Paddock stopped all 30 shots sent his way a 5-0 victory against the Warriors. Paddock stopped 14 shots in the first, 11 in the second, and five in the third for his second shutout of the season. For his performance, Paddock was named the first star of the game and the second star of the night in the WHL.
The 6-foot-2, 167-pound product of Brandon, Man. has appeared in 24 games with the Pats this season, posting an 8-11-3-1 record, 3.18 GAA, 0.911 SV%, and two shutouts. Paddock was originally selected by the Pats in the 10th round, 212th overall, of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. In 109 WHL regular season games, the 19-year-old has compiled a 42-47-5-4 record, 3.24 GAA, 0.902 SV%, and four shutouts.
Regina returns to action Monday, December 30 (7:00 p.m. CT) when the Pats head to Paddock’s hometown, facing the Brandon Wheat Kings.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week
December 23 – December 29: Max Paddock, Regina Pats
December 9 – December 15: Sebastian Cossa, Edmonton Oil Kings
December 2 – December 8: Shane Farkas, Victoria Royals
November 25 – December 1: Roman Basran, Kelowna Rockets
November 18 – November 24: Roman Basran, Kelowna Rockets
November 11 – November 17: David Tendeck, Vancouver Giants
November 4 – November 10: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
October 28 – November 3: Joel Hofer, Portland Winterhawks
October 21 – October 27: Shane Farkas, Victoria Royals
October 14 – October 20: Dylan Garand, Kamloops Blazers
October 7 – October 13: Joel Hofer, Portland Winterhawks
September 30 – October 6: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
September 23 – September 29: Beck Warm, Tri-City Americans
September 20 – September 22: Roddy Ross, Seattle Thunderbirds
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.