Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter 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 15, 2018.
Hart, was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round, 48th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft. This past week, Hart went 3-0-0-0, maintained a 1.41 goals-against-average, stopped 112 of 116 shots for a .966 save percentage, as the Silvertips eliminated the Portland Winterhawks to advance to the Western Conference Championship for the first time since the 2006 WHL Playoffs.
The week began on Tuesday for Hart as he stopped 40 of 42 shots in a 6-2 win against the Winterhawks. Two days later, he stopped 42 of 44 shots from the Winterhawks to keep the Silvertips a perfect 4-0 on the road in the 2018 WHL Playoffs with a 3-2 win. Friday, Hart helped to close out the series with a 30-save performance in a 4-0 win against Portland. With teammate Dustin Wolf, the pair combined for the shutout, the second time the Winterhawks had been blanked in the series. Hart was named the second star of the game for his efforts in the series-clinching victory.
As good as Hart was during the 2017-18 WHL regular season, he’s raised his game in the 2018 WHL Playoffs, sporting a 8-1-1-1 record, 1.92 GAA, .944 SV% and two shutouts to bring the Silvertips to the Western Conference Championship for just the third time in franchise history.
Hart leads all goaltenders in the 2018 WHL Playoffs for GAA, SV%, shutouts, and is tied with Lethbridge Hurricanes goaltender Logan Flodell for first in wins with eight victories. In 32 career playoffs games, Hart has now compiled a 19-13-5-0 record, 2.25 GAA, .928 SV% and four shutouts.
Hart’s 2017-18 WHL regular season was his best yet, with a 31-6-1-3 record, 1.60 GAA, .947 SV% and seven shutouts in 41 games played. He also helped Canada win goal at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. 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 originally selected in the eighth round, 158th overall, by the Silvertips in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
The reigning Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month for March, Hart has now captured his seventh WHL Goaltender of the Week Award this season. Hart was recently named to the Western Conference First All-Star Team and was also named the 2017-18 Western Conference’s Player of the Year and Goaltender of the Year.
Hart and the Silvertips will take on the Tri-City Americans in the Western Conference Championship, with Game One schedule for Friday, April 20 (7:35 p.m. PT) at Angel Of The Winds Arena in Everett, Wash.
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Apr. 9 – Apr. 15: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Apr. 2 – Apr. 8: Patrick Dea, Tri-City Americans
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.