Warriors’ Evanoff named WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week

Robert Murray/WHL


Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Adam Evanoff of the Moose Jaw Warriors has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 17, 2019.

In two appearances this week, Evanoff posted a 2-0-0-0 record, maintained a 1.50 goals-against-average, and stopped 52 of 55 shots for a .945 save percentage as the Warriors ended their season on a three-game winning streak. The Warriors will now face the Saskatoon Blades in the first round of the 2019 WHL Playoffs.

Evanoff stopped 29 of 31 shots Wednesday in a 6-2 win against the Brandon Wheat Kings. With his team leading 3-1 entering the third period, Evanoff stopped 15 of 16 shots in the period to hold the Wheat Kings at bay.

In their final road game of the 2018-19 WHL Regular Season Friday, Evanoff stopped 23 of 24 shots in a 6-1 win against the Swift Current Broncos. Evanoff held the Broncos off the board with 13 saves through 40 minutes as his team built up a lead.

The 18-year-old product of Penticton, B.C. wrapped up his regular season with an improvement on his rookie totals. The 6-foot-0, 196-pound goaltender posted a 19-10-2-1 record in 36 games while maintaining a 2.62 GAA, .916 SV%, and one shutout.

Evanoff was originally selected by the Warriors in the 10th round, 219th overall, of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. Since then, he’s appeared in 56 WHL regular season games and posted a 34-14-2-2 record, 2.63 GAA, .912 SV%, and one shutout.

The Warriors will begin their first-round series against the Blades Friday, March 22 (7:00 p.m. MT) at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Sask.

WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
March 11- March 17: Adam Evanoff, Moose Jaw Warriors
March 4 – March 10: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Feb. 25 – March 3: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Feb. 18 – Feb 24: Dylan Myskiw, Edmonton Oil Kings
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Joel Hofer Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Mads Søgaard, Medicine Hat Tigers
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Reece Klassen, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: James Porter, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Taylor Gauthier, Prince George Cougars 
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Nolan Maier, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 27 – Dec. 30: Dean McNabb, Regina Pats
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Mads Søgaard, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jiri Patera, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Max Paddock, Regina Pats
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants 
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Sept. 21 – Sept. 23: Dylan Ferguson, Kamloops Blazers

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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