Rebels’ Anders named WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week

Andy Devlin/Edmonton Oil Kings


Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Red Deer Rebels goaltender Ethan Anders has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 6, 2019.

In three games this weekend, Anders posted a 3-0-0-0 record, 1.66 goals-against average, and stopped 100 of 105 shots for a .952 save percentage as the Rebels kept pace in the competitive Central Division.

Anders’ week began Tuesday with a 34-save performance in a 2-1 win against the Saskatoon Blades at home, which earned Anders first-star honours for the night in the WHL.

Heading onto the road, Anders stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 5-1 win against the Swift Current Broncos Friday, earning first-star honours in the game. The 6-foot-1, 171-pound product of Pilot Butte, Sask. closed out his weekend with a 39-save performance in a 4-3 overtime win against the Medicine Hat Tigers, which earned his first-star honours of the game for the second time in as many nights. Again Anders, the three opponents were held off the scoresheet in 13 power-play opportunities.

Anders is enjoying a strong start to the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season. In six games, he’s compiled a 4-2-0-0 record, 2.34 GAA, and a .933 SV%. He’s currently tied for first in the WHL for wins, tied for eighth in save percentage, and 14th in GAA.

Originally listed by the Rebels, Anders has appeared in 105 WHL regular season games, posting a 42-43-10-2 record, 3.04 GAA, .908 SV%, and three shutouts.

The Rebels return to home ice Friday, October 11 (7:00 p.m. MT) when they welcome the Portland Winterhawks to Western Park Centrium.

WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week
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.

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