Oil Kings’ Myskiw Named WHL Goaltender of the Week
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Dylan Myskiw of the Edmonton Oil Kings has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 24, 2019.
In three appearances this week, Myskiw sported a 3-0-0-0 record, 1.00 goals-against average and stopped 88 of 91 shots for a .967 save percentage as the Oil Kings continue to hold on to the Central Division standings lead with 76 points.
Monday, Myskiw stopped all 38 shots directed his way in a 5-0 win against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Achieving his first career WHL shutout, Myskiw stopped 15 shots in the first period, 14 in the second and nine in the third to earn the first star of the game and first star of the night in the WHL.
On Friday, Myskiw continued his stellar goaltending by stopping 29 of 30 shots for a 2-1 home win against the Red Deer Rebels and was awarded the first star of the game. The following night in Red Deer, Myskiw earned the second star of the game, stopping 21 of 23 shots.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound netminder was originally selected in the sixth round, 112th overall, in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft by the Victoria Royals. In his third season, the Winnipeg, Man. native has posted a 23-11-2-3 record, 2.68 GAA, .910 SV% and one shutout. This week marks the first time this season Myskiw has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week.
Up next, the Oil Kings will host the Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday, February 26 (11:00 a.m. MT) at Rogers Place.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Feb. 18 – Feb 25: Dylan Myskiw, Edmonton Oil Kings
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Joel Hofer Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Mads Søgaard, Medicine Hat Tigers
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Reece Klassen, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: James Porter, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Taylor Gauthier, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Nolan Maier, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 27 – Dec. 30: Dean McNabb, Regina Pats
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Mads Søgaard, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jiri Patera, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Max Paddock, Regina Pats
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Sept. 21 – Sept. 23: Dylan Ferguson, Kamloops Blazers
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 consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five 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 over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 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.