Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Tri-City Americans goaltender Rylan Parenteau has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 8, 2017.
Parenteau, a 20-year-old product of Saskatoon, went 2-0-0-0 this past week with a 0.50 goals-against average, .985 save percentage and one shutout. He returned to his old stomping grounds in Prince Albert on Friday, January 6, and made 40 saves in a 7-1 win, earning second star honours. From there, he put forth a 25-save performance on Saturday, January 7, in a 2-0 shutout of his hometown Blades, being named first star for his effort.
The 6-foot-1, 189-pound goaltender was originally a third round pick (53rd) of the Prince Albert Raiders at the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. In his first season with the Americans after a mid-season trade from Prince Albert, Parenteau is 15-8-1-0 with a 3.18 GAA, .906 SV% and one shutout.
In 126 career WHL regular season appearances, Parenteau is 58-45-8-2 with a 3.06 GAA, .906 SV% and four shutouts.
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
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Dylan Ferguson, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Ty Edmonds, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Griffen Outhouse, Victoria Royals
Jan. 1 – Jan. 8: Rylan Parenteau, Tri-City Americans