Carter Hart’s junior career has ended in spectacular fashion.
The Flyers’ elite goaltending prospect has been named CHL Goaltender of the Year for the 2017-18 season, becoming the first two-time recipient of the award.
🎮 What a gamer. 🎮
He's the first two-time winner of the Vaughn @CHLHockey Goaltender of the Year award.
— Everett Silvertips (@WHLsilvertips) May 26, 2018
Hart won 31 of his 41 appearances with the Everett Silvertips this year, posting an impressive .947 save percentage, 1.60 GAA and seven shutouts in the process. He tied a CHL record when he recorded his 26th career shutout.
The 19-year-old netminder also earned his third consecutive Del Wilson Trophy as WHL Goaltender of the Year and represented Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, backstopping his country to a gold medal.
As Hart’s junior career comes to a close, his coach and GM have nothing but praise for the sensational youngster:
“The Everett Silvertips organization proudly congratulates Carter Hart as the first two-time winner of the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Year award in CHL history,” said Silvertips general manager Garry Davidson. “Carter’s work ethic, dedication, and results have developed in a timely manner to create this accomplishment. It’s another terrific moment in Silvertips history, and without question he has made a tremendous impression on the game in the Pacific Northwest.”
“Carter Hart is an elite level talent with tremendous dedication, and many congratulations go to him for a well-deserved honor as the first two-time winner of the award in CHL history,” said Silvertips head coach Dennis Williams. “He is a player who carries pro-ready skills for his position. His attitude, focus, and tireless work ethic are qualities that have sharpened those skills and helped set a tone for our group at the rink every day. We’re very proud of him for this accomplishment.”
Hart finished his fourth WHL and Silvertip season, helping guide the Tips to their second Western Conference title and appearance in the Rogers WHL Championship Series.
Hart ends his junior career with three WHL Goalie of the Year awards, two CHL Goalie of the Year awards and one WHL Player of the Year award. He’s set to begin his professional career with a stunning career 2.01 GAA and .927 save percentage beside his name on WHL.com.