Silvertips’ Carter Hart named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week



(ISN) – Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that rookie Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 8 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with one shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 0.980 and save percentage of .965.

Hart made 83 saves last week backstopping the Silvertips to three straight wins helping the club reach the 40-win mark atop the U.S. Division standings. Last Tuesday night his 37-save performance held off the league’s top ranked Kelowna Rockets in a 3-2 overtime decision. On Friday night he picked up his fourth shutout of the season stopping all 21 shots faced earning first star honours in a 1-0 win over the Tri-City Americans. His week wrapped up Saturday with 25 saves in a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants.

Hart, a 16-year-old from Sherwood Park, AB, has played 25 games for the Silvertips this season carrying a record of 16-4-2-1. The 2016 NHL Draft prospect has the best goals-against-average in the league with a mark of 2.20 and holds the second best save percentage at .921.

Also considered for the award this week was Julio Billia of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens with a 2-0-0-0 record posting a goals-against-average of 1.49 and save percentage of .955, and Jack Flinn of the Owen Sound Attack who made 97 saves in three games with a 1-2-0-0 record posting a goals-against-average of 1.35 and save percentage of .960.

2014-15 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 2 – Mar. 8: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Feb. 23 – Mar. 1: Nicolas Lachance (Gatineau Olympiques)
Feb. 16 – Feb. 22: Wyatt Hoflin (Kootenay Ice)
Feb. 9 – Feb. 15: Brandon Halverson (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Feb. 2 – Feb. 8: Taran Kozun (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1: Evan Fitzpatrick (Sherbrooke Phoenix)
Jan. 19 – Jan. 25: Evan Cormier (Saginaw Spirit)
Jan. 12 – Jan. 18: Mason McDonald (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Dec. 29 – Jan. 4: Adin Hill (Portland Winterhawks)
Dec. 15 – Dec. 28: Étienne Montpetit (Val’d’Or Foreurs)
Dec. 8 – Dec. 14: Troy Timpano (Sudbury Wolves)
Dec. 1 – Dec. 7: Ken Appleby (Oshawa Generals)
Nov. 24 – Nov. 30: Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Nov. 17 – Nov. 23: Jake Smith (North Bay Battalion)
Nov. 10 – Nov. 16: Lucas Peressini (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: Brent Moran (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Landon Bow (Swift Current Broncos)
Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Jackson Whistle (Kelowna Rockets)
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Philippe Cadorette (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Landon Bow (Swift Current Broncos)
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Charlie Graham (Belleville Bulls)

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