Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Red Deer Rebels goaltender Riley Lamb has been named the Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month for February 2018.
Lamb went undefeated in the month of February, posting a 8-0-0-0 record, 1.99 goals-against-average, .937 save percentage and one shutout as the Rebels continued to turn around their season and move themselves into a playoff spot in the Central Division.
Lamb’s month featured the 19-year-old goaltender going through a four-game road trip of the B.C. Division where he won all four games, including victories against the Kelowna Rockets, Victoria Royals and Vancouver Giants in five days, allowing just six goals over the three games against three playoff contenders. He also recorded wins against the top two teams in the WHL, defeating the Moose Jaw Warriors and Swift Current Broncos.
This season, the 6-foot-0, 176-pound product of Rivers, Man. has compiled a 10-9-3-2 record in 27 games with a 3.23 GAA and .903 SV% and one shutout. For his career, Lamb has appeared in 68 games, all with the Rebels, compiling a 24-21-8-5 record with a 3.32 GAA and .901 SV% with four shutouts.
The Rebels will look to move closer towards clinching a playoff spot when they close out a four-game home stand against the Kootenay ICE Friday, March 2 (7:00 p.m. MST).
Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month
February: Riley Lamb, Red Deer Rebels
January: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
December: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
November: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
September/October: Logan Flodell, Swift Current Broncos
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.