Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips goaltender Cart Hart has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending April 1, 2018.
Hart, a prospect of the Philadelphia Flyers, was selected by the NHL club in the second round, 48th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft. This past week, Hart went 3-0-0-0, maintained a 1.33 goals-against-average, stopped 97 of 101 shots for a .960 save percentage, and recorded one shutout as the Silvertips advanced to the second round of the 2018 WHL Playoffs.
Heading onto the road for Games Three and Four after a split in the first two games in Everett, Wash. against the Seattle Thunderbirds, Hart stopped 33 of 34 shots in a 3-1 win against the defending Ed Chynoweth Cup Champions to take the series lead. Hart also earned first star honours in the game.
In Game Four of the Series, Hart stopped 28 of 31 shots in a 7-3 win for the Silvertips. Returning home for Game Five Saturday, Hart put the exclamation point on the series victory against the Silvertips’ regional rivals, stopping all 36 shots directed his way for his third career WHL playoff shutout. He was named the first star of Saturday’s game and the first star of the night across the WHL.
In 32 career playoffs games, Hart has now compiled a 15-12-5-0 record, 2.30 GAA, .924 SV% and three shutouts. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound product of Sherwood Park, Alta. has appeared in 190 career WHL regular season games, sporting a 116-46-10-12 record, 2.01 GAA, .927 SV% and 26 shutouts.
Hart was recently named to the Western Conference First All-Star Team and was named the 2017-18 Western Conference’s Player of the Year and Goaltender of the Year.
The Silvertips will now await the conclusion of the series between the Portland Winterhawks and Spokane Chiefs to determine their second round opponent in the 2018 WHL Playoffs.
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Stuart Skinner, Swift Current Broncos
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Patrick Dea, Tri-City Americans
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Shane Farkas, Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Stuart Skinner, Swift Current Broncos
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Riley Lamb, Red Deer Rebels
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Brody Willms, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: 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.