Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks goaltender Dante Giannuzzi has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 20, 2022.
Giannuzzi stopped 60 of the 62 shots he faced over two starts this past week, posting a 1.00 goals-against average and .968 save percentage in the process.
Giannuzzi, who hails from Winnipeg, Man., began his week with a 33-save performance Tuesday, November 15 as his Winterhawks dispatched the Calgary Hitmen 4-1.
The 20-year-old then earned First Star honours Friday, November 18 by making 27 saves in Portland’s 4-1 victory versus the Everett Silvertips.
With the victory, Giannuzzi improved his 2022-23 record to 10-1-1-0.
Originally selected by the Winterhawks in the fifth round of the 2017 WHL Draft, Giannuzzi holds a career 46-20-6-2 record, 2.88 goals-against average, .897 save percentage and four shutouts over 80 career WHL contests.
Dante Giannuzzi and the Portland Winterhawks are next in action Wednesday, November 23, when they begin a three-game road trip versus the Everett Silvertips (7:05 p.m. PT, Angel of the Winds Arena).
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 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.