Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince Albert Raiders goaltender Max Paddock has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 16, 2020.
Across 120 minutes of action, Paddock posted a 2-0-0-0 record, a 0.50 goals-against average, stopped 39 of 40 shots for a 0.975 save percentage, and recorded one shutout. With the wins, the Raiders control the top spot in the WHL’s East Division with a record of 30-16-5-4 through 55 games.
Paddock’s week began Friday with a 13-save shutout in a 5-0 win against the Swift Current Broncos on home ice. The following night, Paddock returned to the crease and turned aside 26 of 27 shots in a 4-1 win against the Brandon Wheat Kings, earning second-star honours in the contest. Paddock made 11 saves on 12 shots in the first, then stopped all 15 shots through the final 40 minutes to complete the win.
The 6-foot-2, 167-pound goaltender from Brandon, Man. has thrived with the Raiders. In 12 games, Paddock has posted an 8-2-0-2 record, 1.48 GAA, 0.944 SV%, and two shutouts. Across 41 games this season with the Regina Pats and Raiders, Paddock has compiled an 18-15-3-4 record, 2.76 GAA, 0.915 SV%, and four shutouts. Paddock is currently tied for third in the WHL in shutouts.
Originally selected in the 10th round, 212th overall, at the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft by the Pats, the 19-year-old Paddock has appeared in 126 WHL regular season games. In that time, he’s accumulated a 52-51-5-7 record, 3.08 GAA, 0.904 SV%, and six shutouts.
The Raiders return to action on Tuesday, February 18 (7 p.m. CT), hosting the Regina Pats at the Art Hauser Centre.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week
February 10 – February 16: Max Paddock, Prince Albert Raiders
February 3 – February 9: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
January 27 – February 2: Max Paddock, Prince Albert Raiders
January 20 – January 26: Taylor Gauthier, Prince George Cougars
January 13 – January 19: Jiri Patera, Brandon Wheat Kings
January 6 – January 12: Shane Farkas, Victoria Royals
December 30 – January 5: Jiri Patera, Brandon Wheat Kings
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.