The Canadian Hockey League today announced that David Tendeck of the Vancouver Giants is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the fifth week of playoff action ending April 21 with a 2-0 record, a goals-against average of 1.50, and save percentage of .947.
Tendeck claims the honour for the first time this year after stopping 54 shots over the first two games of the WHL Western Conference Championship versus the Spokane Chiefs. The Arizona Coyotes prospect began the week Friday with a 30-save outing en route to a 4-1 victory and first-star recognition. He then followed up that performance the next night when he recorded his second-straight victory after turning aside 24 shots to come away with a 4-2 win for his hometown team.
The 19-year-old is in his third full season with the Giants. Through 38 appearances this season, he posted a 24-10-2-1 record alongside a .911 save percentage and 2.48 goals-against average, and four shutouts. He’s now locked it down in the postseason, as he owns a 6-1-0-0 record, .923 SV%, and a 1.99 GAA across seven games.
A 6-foot-2, 181-pound product of North Vancouver, B.C., Tendeck was selected by the Coyotes in the sixth round, 158th overall, in the 2018 NHL Draft. The Giants selected Tendeck in sixth round, 130th overall, at the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. In 110 WHL regular season games, Tendeck has posted a 54-41-5-3 record, .900 SV%, 3.18 GAA, and seven shutouts.
Also considered for the award this week was Samuel Harvey of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, who came away with a perfect 2-0 showing versus the Rimouski Oceanic that counted a combined 59 saves for a save percentage of .937 and goals-against average of 2.00. In the OHL, Ottawa 67’s netminder and Vancouver Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro won all three of his appearances versus the Oshawa Generals as he came up with a 2.67 goals-against average and .896 save percentage.