Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Seattle Thunderbirds goaltender Roddy Ross has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending September 22, 2019.
The Philadelphia Flyers prospect made a statement in his season debut, stopping 50 of 51 shots for a 1.00 goals-against average and a .980 save percentage in a 4-1 win against the Kamloops Blazers. Ross stopped seven shots in the first period, 21 in the second, and 22 in third for the victory. The one goal against came early into the third on a power play for the Blazers.
Chosen by the Flyers in the sixth round, 169th overall, of the 2019 National Hockey League Draft, Ross was one of the top goaltenders in the second half of the 2018-19 WHL Regular Season. The 6-foot-3, 184-pound goaltender posted a 16-5-1-2 record, 2.76 GAA, and a .919 SV% in 25 games with the Thunderbirds. Dating back to last season, the 19-year-old product of Meadow Lake, Sask. has now won five of his last six regular season games.
The Thunderbirds return to action Friday, September 27 (7:35 p.m. PT) when they play host to the Tri-City Americans at the accesso ShoWare Center.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week
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.