Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender and Team Manitoba Alumni Ethan McCallum has been named Kal Tire WHL Rookie of the Week for the week ending November 5, 2023.
The 17-year-old product of Brandon, Man., is the first goaltender to be named Kal Tire WHL Rookie of the Week this season. McCallum recorded a victory, along with a 1.00 goals-against average and .967 save percentage in his lone appearance this past week.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound McCallum was the star of the show Saturday, November 4, making 29 saves on 30 shots as the Tigers defeated the Everett Silvertips by a score of 4-1. McCallum made 12 saves in each of the first and second periods, before bringing the win home with another five saves in the third period. He was named First Star of the game for his performance.
Saturday’s triumph represented the first-career WHL win for McCallum, who was originally selected by the Tigers in the second round (39th overall) of the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft.
In two career WHL appearances, McCallum is 1-1-0-0 with a 3.00 GAA and .909 SV%. McCallum made his WHL debut Wednesday, October 4 at Regina.
Ethan McCallum and the Medicine Hat Tigers return to action Friday, November 10 (6 p.m. MT) when they visit the Moose Jaw Warriors at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.
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.