Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Weekfor the week ending November 20, 2016.
Hart, an 18-year-old product of Sherwood Park, AB, went 1-1-1-0 this past week, notching a 1.68 goals-against average and .933 save percentage along the way. He made 27 saves in a 6-1 win versus the Calgary Hitmen on Tuesday, November 15, before posting 21 stops in a 2-1 overtime loss at Kamloops on Wednesday, November 16. Rounding out the weekend, Hart made 22 saves in a 2-1 loss against the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Saturday, November 19.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound goaltender was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round (48th) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft after winning the Del Wilson Trophy (WHL Top Goaltender) and being named CHL Goaltender of the Year for the 2015-16 season.
Hart is 11-3-3-0 in 18 appearances this season, having registered a 1.86 GAA, .928 SV% and one shutout along the way. He also represented Team WHL at the 2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series, backstopping his squad to a 4-1 victory with 33 saves on November 8 at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
An eighth round pick (158th) of the Everett Silvertips at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, Hart is in his third WHL campaign, having compiled a record of 64-32-6-7, 2.16 GAA, .918 SV% and 11 shutouts in 113 career WHL regular season appearances.
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
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell, Saskatoon Blades
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Michael Herringer, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30 – Payton Lee, Kootenay ICE
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips