Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince George Cougars goaltender Ty Edmonds has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 18, 2016.
Edmonds, a 20-year-old product of Winnipeg, MB, went 3-0-0-0 this past week, with a 1.67 goals-against average and .932 save percentage. He opened the week with a 16-save performance on Tuesday, December 13, in a 4-1 win versus Tri-City before turning aside another 22 shots on Wednesday, December 14, in a 5-3 win versus Tri-City. Taking to the road, Edmonds made 30 saves on Saturday, December 17, in a 2-1 win at Spokane, earning first star honours.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound goaltender was originally selected by the Prince George Cougars in the ninth round (186th) of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. In his fourth season with the Cougars, Edmonds is 20-5-1-0. His 2.07 GAA ranks second in the WHL, while his .925 SV% ranks third in the league this season. The veteran puck-stopper’s 20 triumphs also rank second in the WHL. Edmonds has one shutout to his credit this season.
In 188 career WHL regular season appearances, Edmonds is 89-65-7-8 with a 3.24 GAA, .900 SV% and seven shutouts.
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Sept. 23 – Sept. 25: Travis Child, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Nick Schneider, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell, Saskatoon Blades
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Michael Herringer, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Payton Lee, Kootenay ICE
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Dylan Ferguson, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Ty Edmonds, Prince George Cougars