Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Red Deer Rebels goaltender Ethan Anders has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 9, 2020.
In 120 minutes of action, Anders posted a 1-1-0-0 record while also maintaining a 1.00 goals-against average, stopping 76 of 78 shots for a 0.974 save percentage, and recording one shutout.
Anders’ week began Friday with a 35-save performance in a 2-1 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings. Anders made 15 saves in the first, 10 in the second, and 10 more in the third, keeping the Rebels in contention until the dying seconds of regulation. For his efforts, Anders was named the second star of the game.
Saturday, Anders delivered a 41-save shutout in a 3-0 win at home over the Calgary Hitmen for his first clean sheet of the season. Anders made 10 saves in the first, 16 in the second, and 15 in the third for the shutout. He was named the first star of the game, the WHL’s first star of the night, and the CHL Player of the Night for his performance.
Through 28 games this season, the 19-year-old Anders has posted a 9-15-0-2 record, 3.94 GAA, 0.885 SV%, and one shutout. The 6-foot-1, 171-pound product of Pilot Butte, Sask. was originally listed by the Rebels and has compiled a 47-56-10-4 record, 3.27 GAA, 0.901 SV%, and four shutouts in 127 WHL regular season games.
The Rebels will begin their B.C. Division road trip on Tuesday, February 11 (7:05 p.m. PT) when they take on the Victoria Royals at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week
February 3 – February 9: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
January 27 – February 2: Max Paddock, Prince Albert Raiders
January 20 – January 26: Taylor Gauthier, Prince George Cougars
January 13 – January 19: Jiri Patera, Brandon Wheat Kings
January 6 – January 12: Shane Farkas, Victoria Royals
December 30 – January 5: Jiri Patera, Brandon Wheat Kings
December 23 – December 29: Max Paddock, Regina Pats
December 9 – December 15: Sebastian Cossa, Edmonton Oil Kings
December 2 – December 8: Shane Farkas, Victoria Royals
November 25 – December 1: Roman Basran, Kelowna Rockets
November 18 – November 24: Roman Basran, Kelowna Rockets
November 11 – November 17: David Tendeck, Vancouver Giants
November 4 – November 10: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
October 28 – November 3: Joel Hofer, Portland Winterhawks
October 21 – October 27: Shane Farkas, Victoria Royals
October 14 – October 20: Dylan Garand, Kamloops Blazers
October 7 – October 13: Joel Hofer, Portland Winterhawks
September 30 – October 6: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
September 23 – September 29: Beck Warm, Tri-City Americans
September 20 – September 22: Roddy Ross, Seattle Thunderbirds
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.