Stoesser named WHL Goaltender of the Week
WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2023
Rebels netminder Stoesser named WHL Goaltender of the Week
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Red Deer Rebels netminder Rhett Stoesser has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 19, 2023.
The 18-year-old Carstairs, Alta. puck stopper earned his second shutout of the season and rode a 1.00 goals-against average and .971 save percentage to snatch back-to-back wins over the Calgary Hitmen this past week.
Stoesser stopped all 40 shots he faced in a 3-0 win at the Scotiabank Saddledome on November 17, locking up first-star honours.
The 6’1.5, 183-pound netminder continued the dominant performance the next night at Red Deer’s Peavey Mart Centrium, where he turned aside 26 of 28 shots to deny Calgary’s comeback attempt and be named second-star of the game.
Stoesser (4-4-0-1) sits fifth in the WHL with a tidy .912 save percentage and sixth with a paltry 2.37 goals-against average and is heating up with points in four of his last five starts.
He was named a WHL Central Division First Team All-Star in 2022-2023 with a 19-6-0-0 record, supported by a 2.35 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.
Stoesser was listed by the Red Deer Rebels after going undrafted and is 23-10-0-1 in 36 career stars for the Rebels, posting a 2.36 goals-against average, a .913 save percentage and four shutouts.
The Rebels (8-9-0-3) continue their six-game homestand against the Brandon Wheat Kings (9-9-4-1) on Friday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m. MST.
2023-24 WHL Goaltender of the Week
November 13, 2023: Evan May, Medicine Hat Tigers
November 6, 2023: Joshua Ravensbergen, Prince George Cougars
October 30, 2023: Joshua Ravensbergen, Prince George Cougars
October 23, 2023: Daniel Hauser, Wenatchee Wild
October 16, 2023: Jan Špunar, Portland Winterhawks
October 10, 2023: Kyle Kelsey, Red Deer Rebels
October 2, 2023: Ethan Chadwick, Everett Silvertips
September 25, 2023: Max Hildebrand, Prince Albert Raiders
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL offers a world-class player experience featuring three key cornerstones: hockey development, education, and a safe and positive environment for all participants. A diverse and inclusive organization, the WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 16 located in Western Canada and six in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for close to 60 years. The WHL is also a leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.