Via the WHL- The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince George Cougars goaltender Tavin Grant has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 2, 2017.
Grant, a product of Burnaby, B.C., put together a dazzling 47-save shutout of the Portland Winterhawks Sunday, delivering the Cougars their first victory of the season in the form of a 3-0 triumph.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound netminder stopped 12 shots in each of the first two periods and made 23 more in the final period to hand the Winterhawks their first loss of the season, picking up his first career WHL shutout in the process.
With the clean sheet, the 19-year-old Grant holds a 1-1-0-0 record in 118 minutes of action this season and sports a 2.03 GAA. His .949 SV% is good enough for second in the WHL and his shutout puts him tied atop the league leaderboard.
The Cougars will conclude a three-game road trip in Kamloops against the Blazers Wednesday, October 4 (7 p.m. PT) at the Sandman Centre.
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tavin Grant, Prince George Cougars
Sept. 22 – Sept. 24: Griffen Outhouse, Victoria Royals
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.