Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Philadelphia Flyers prospect Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 2 after posting a 3-1 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.07 and save percentage of .954.
Hart made 124 saves in four games last week wrapping up first round action in the 2017 WHL Playoffs with three wins backstopping the Silvertips to a 4-2 series triumph over the Victoria Royals. His week was highlighted by a first star performance on Sunday in Victoria making 64 saves in the longest game in CHL history that extended into a fifth overtime period ending at 151:36 with the Silvertips emerging victorious by a 3-2 score courtesy of Cal Babych’s winner. Hart also posted a Game 3 shutout on Tuesday stopping all 25 shots he faced as third star in a 2-0 road win, followed by an 18-save effort in a 2-1 road loss in Wednesday’s Game 4, then earned a 17-save win in Friday’s 3-2 overtime decision in Game 5. The Silvertips will now face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the WHL’s Western Conference Semi-Finals beginning Friday night.
An 18-year-old from Sherwood Park, AB, Hart is playing in his third season in Everett after being selected by the club in the eighth round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. The second round pick of the Flyers in the 2016 NHL Draft signed his entry-level contract in October and finished the 2016-17 campaign with a 32-11-6-2 record including nine shutouts along with a goals-against-average of 1.99 and save percentage of .927. The reigning CHL Goaltender of the Year also helped Canada earn silver at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Also considered for the award this week was Etienne Montpetit of the Val-d’Or Foreurs who went 3-1 making 147 saves while posting a goals-against-average of 2.26 and save percentage of .942 completing the first round playoff upset over the Shawinigan Cataractes. In the OHL, Joseph Raaymakers of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds made 82 saves in three straight victories posting a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .953 closing out a first round playoff series win over the Flint Firebirds.
2016-17 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 27 – Apr. 2: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Mar. 20 – Mar. 26: Kyle Jessiman (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
2016-17 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 13 – Mar. 19: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Mar. 6 – Mar. 12: Callum Booth (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Feb. 27 – Mar. 5: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Brodan Salmond (Kelowna Rockets)
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Stuart Skinner (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Matthew Welsh (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Francis Leclerc (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Griffen Outhouse (Victoria Royals)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram (Kamloops Blazers)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Troy Timpano (Erie Otters)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Reilly Pickard (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic (Vancouver Giants)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell (Saskatoon Blades)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Liam Herbst (Guelph Storm)