Winnipeg’s Joel Hofer named WHL Goaltender of the Month
Portland Winterhawks goaltender Joel Hofer of Winnipeg has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Month for November 2019.
The St.Louis Blues draft pick (fourth round, 107th overall) posted an 8-2-1-0 record in November with one shutout, a 1.75 goals-against average and a save percentage of .944. Hofer’s Winterhawks are currently in a tie with the Everett Silvertips for top spot in the U.S. Division. The Winterhawks are also tied with Everett and the Kamloops Blazers for the most points in the WHL’s Western Conference (35).
Earlier this week, the 19-year-old goaltender was named to Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp along with Brandon’s Calen Addison (Lethbridge Hurricanes).
This season, Hofer has compiled a 16-4-1-1 record, 1.92 GAA, 0.935 SV%, and two shutouts in 23 games with Portland. Originally listed by the Swift Current Broncos, Hofer has appeared in 90 WHL regular season games between the Broncos and Winterhawks, posting a 39-36-4-3 record, 3.04 GAA, 0.914 SV%, and six shutouts.