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 1 after posting a 3-0 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .960.
Hart made 97 saves last week backstopping the Silvertips to three-straight wins and a first round series victory over the defending champion Seattle Thunderbirds. With the series tied 1-1, the three-time regular season award winner turned aside 33 shots in Tuesday’s Game 3 earning first star honours in the 3-1 win. In Game 4 on Friday he made 28 saves in the 7-3 win, then closed out the series in style with a 36-save performance in Saturday’s Game 5 finale earning first star honours in the 4-0 decision. The U.S. Division champion Silvertips will now face the winner between the Portland Winterhawks and Spokane Chiefs in second round action.
A 19-year-old from Sherwood Park, Alta., Hart is playing in his fourth full WHL season with Everett after being chosen by the club in the eighth round of the 2013 Bantam Draft. Recently named 2017-18 WHL Western Conference Player of the Year, Goaltender of the Year, and First Team All-Star, Hart carries a 1.97 goals-against-average and .938 save percentage through five playoff games after maintaining marks of 1.60 and .947 during 41 regular season appearances. He was chosen in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Flyers.
Also considered for the award this week was Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jeremy Helvig who went 3-0 for the Kingston Frontenacs who eliminated the North Bay Battalion in five games making 105 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.32 and save percentage of .921. In the QMJHL, Samuel Harvey of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies posted a 2-1-1 record including one shutout making a total of 139 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .946 in first round action against the Sherbrooke Phoenix.
2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Playoffs:
Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Stuart Skinner (Swift Current Broncos)
2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Patrick Dea (Tri-City Americans)
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Etienne Montpetit (Victoriaville Tigres)
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Shane Farkas (Portland Winterhawks)
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Emanuel Vella (Mississauga Steelheads)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Riley Lamb (Red Deer Rebels)
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Brody Willms (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Zachary Bouthillier (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Mario Culina (Kitchener Rangers)
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Stuart Skinner (Swift Current Broncos)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: James Porter (Kelowna Rockets)
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Tristan Bérubé (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Anthony Morrone (Victoriaville Tigres)
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Justin Fazio (Sarnia Sting)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranada Huskies)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Logan Flodell (Swift Current Broncos)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Dereck Baribeau (Quebec Remparts)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)