Rebels’ Lamb named WHL Goaltender of the Week

Jonathon Howe/Victoria Royals


Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Red Deer Rebels goaltender Riley Lamb has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 4, 2018.

Lamb, a 6-foot-0, 176-pound product of Rivers, Man., posted a pair of wins, a 1.96 goals-against-average, and a .934 save percentage as the Rebels went undefeated in regulation through their road trip in the East Division.

Tuesday against the Prince Albert Raiders, Lamb stopped 25 of 28 shots to score a 4-3 victory in overtime. The Raiders took the lead on three separate occasions, but held his team close enough for them to battle back each time before winning it in the extra period.

Friday against the Moose Jaw Warriors, Lamb held the league’s top offence to just one goal on 33 shots in a 3-1 victory. The Rebels never trailed in Friday’s contest against the league-leading Warriors as Lamb stopped all 14 shots sent his way in the third period while the Rebels broke open a 1-1 deadlock to clinch the victory. For his efforts, Lamb was named the first star of the game.


Lamb’s record for the 2017-18 season now stands at 3-9-3-2 with a 3.73 GAA and .891 SV%. Joining the Rebels ahead of the 2016-17 season, the 19-year-old Lamb has appeared in 60 career WHL games with a record of 17-21-8-5, 3.50 GAA and .896 SV% with three shutouts.

The Rebels are back in action Wednesday, February 7 (7:00 p.m. MST) as they play host the Calgary Hitmen.

WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee

Jan. 29 – Feb. 5: Riley Lamb, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Stuart Skinner, Swift Current Broncos
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Nolan Maier, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 27 – Dec. 31: James Porter, Kelowna Rockets
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: David Tendeck, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips 
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Brody Willms, Moose Jaw Warriors
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 23 — Oct. 29: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips 
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Dawson Weatherill, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Logan Flodell, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tavin Grant, Prince George Cougars
Sept. 22 – Sept. 24: Griffen Outhouse, Victoria Royals

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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