Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kamloops Blazers goaltender Dylan Garand has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending May 16, 2021.
Garand an 18-year-old native of Victoria, B.C., posted a record of 1-0-0-0 this past week with a 0.00 goals-against average and 1.000 save percentage this past week in the WHL’s RE/MAX Hub Centres.
The New York Rangers prospect was unbeatable in his lone appearance this past week. The Blazers puck-stopper turned aside all 28 shots he faced in a 4-0 victory over the Prince George Cougars as Kamloops captured the RE/MAX Cup as B.C. Division champions. It was Garand’s third shutout of the 2020-21 WHL season.
Garand, who represented Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, posted a record of 15-3-0-0 in 18 games with the Blazers this season. He finished third among WHL goaltenders in wins (15), goals-against average (2.15) and save percentage (.921).
The 6-foot-1, 179-pound netminder was selected in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Rangers. He made his professional debut with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League this past February.
Garand was a third round selection (58th overall) by Kamloops in the 2017 WHL Draft. He has appeared in 91 career WHL regular season games, all with the Blazers, compiling a record of 56-22-4-2 with a 2.41 GAA, .915 SV% and eight shutouts.
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.