Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Victoria Royals goaltender Griffen Outhouse has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending September 24, 2017.
The 19-year-old product of Likely, B.C., went 2-0-0-0 to open the 2017-18 WHL season, with a 1.07 goals-against average, .975 save percentage and 77 saves on 79 shots.
On Friday, September 22, Outhouse turned aside 31 of 32 shots, earning third star honours in a 7-1 win versus Vancouver. Saturday, September 23, he blocked 46 of 47 shots and was named first star in a 6-1 win at Vancouver.
Outhouse enjoyed a career year in 2016-17, appearing in 63 contests and logging a record of 34-24-3-1 with a 2.85 GAA, .915 SV% and four shutouts.
The 6-foot, 180-pound netminder was originally signed by the Royals in September 2014. In 92 career WHL regular season games, he is 54-27-6-2 with a 2.51 GAA, .923 SV% and eight shutouts.
Outhouse and the Royals will host the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday, September 30 (7:05 p.m. PT) at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena.
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
Sept. 22 – Sept. 24: Kole Lind, Kelowna Rockets
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Sept. 22 – Sept. 24: Griffen Outhouse, Victoria Royals