Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Nick Schneider has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 2, 2016.
Schneider, a 19-year-old native of Leduc, AB, turned aside 50 shots, helping the Tigers go 2-0-0-0 this past weekend. The fourth-year WHL netminder made 23 saves in a 5-1 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Friday, September 30 before turning aside another 27 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Swift Current Broncos on Saturday, October 1. Schneider was named third star in Saturday’s win over Swift Current.
Schneider’s efforts led all WHL goaltenders with a 1.00 goals-against average and .962 save percentage from September 26 through October 2.
An undrafted free agent signing of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, Schneider was returned to Medicine Hat this past week and now sits second in the WHL in GAA and SP.
In 97 career WHL regular season games, Schneider has a record of 46-36-2-2 with a 3.19 goals-against average, .898 save percentage and three shutouts.
WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 23 – Sept. 25: Chad Butcher, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Sam Steel, Regina Pats
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Sept. 23 – Sept. 25: Travis Child, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Nick Schneider, Medicine Hat Tigers