Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kelowna Rockets goaltender Roman Basran has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 24, 2019.
In 120 minutes of action this week, Basran posted a 2-0-0-0 record while maintaining a 1.00 goals-against average and stopping 50 of 52 shots for a 0.962 save percentage. Overall, the Rockets went 3-0-0-0 on the week to improve to 13-8-1-1 on the season, ranking them second in the competitive B.C. Division.
Wednesday on home ice, Basran stopped 26 of 27 shots in a 4-1 win against the Victoria Royals. Basran stopped all five shots in the first and 12 more in the second before conceding a single goal on 10 shots in the third period. Basran was named the third star of the game for his performance.
Following a 3-2 win for the Rockets over the Seattle Thunderbirds Friday, Basran returned to the crease and stopped 24 of 25 shots to claim a 2-1 win against the Tri-City Americans on the road Saturday. Basran stopped five of six shots in the first, then shut out the Americans the rest of the way, turning aside all 19 shots through the final 40 minutes of regulation.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound product of Vancouver, B.C. was chosen by the Rockets in the third round, 64th overall, of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. This season, Basran has appeared in 18 games, posting a 10-5-1-1 record, 2.68 GAA and a 0.913 SV%. For his 80-game WHL regular season career, Basran has compiled a 36-27-4-2 record, 2.73 GAA, 0.910 SV%, and three shutouts.
Basran and the Rockets open up a two-game home stand when they welcome the Edmonton Oil Kings to Prospera Place on Tuesday, November 26 (7:05 p.m. PT).
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week
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.