The Western Hockey League announced today that Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender Zach Sawchenko has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 19, 2017.
A 19-year-old product of Calgary, AB, Sawchenko went 2-0-0-0 this past week with a 0.50 goals-against average, .981 save percentage and one shutout.
On Tuesday, February 14, Sawchenko stopped 15 shots in a 3-1 win versus Brandon. Capping his stellar week, he then put forth a perfect performance on Saturday, February 18, turning aside all 37 pucks sent his way in a 4-0 win versus Regina, earning first star honours.
Through 40 appearances in his fourth WHL season, Sawchenko is 23-11-5-1 with a 2.78 GAA, .919 SV% and two shutouts. His .919 SV% ranks fifth among all WHL goaltenders.
This is the second time this season Sawchenko has been recognized as WHL Goaltender of the Week. He was also honoured for the week ending November 6, 2016. That same week, he was tabbed Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for his outstanding performance.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound netminder is eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft.
Originally selected by the Moose Jaw Warriors in the second round (33rd) of the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Sawchenko has amassed a career record of 81-62-11-4 with a 3.13 GAA, .908 SV% and four shutouts in 166 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
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
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Rylan Toth, Seattle Thunderbirds
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Stuart Skinner, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Brodan Salmond, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors