The Western Hockey League has announced the Goaltender of the Week for the set of seven days ending February 2. Brandon product Max Paddock was unveiled as the recipient for the week.
Paddock, 19, is in his first season with the Prince Albert Raiders, following a mid-season trade that saw the third-year Regina Pats veteran shipped to the contending Raiders in a large deal involving multiple draft picks.
The 6-foot-2, 165-pound backstop has performed as advertised for the Raiders, owning a stellar 1.63 goals against average and a .939 goals against average in his nine games with Prince Albert since joining the team. He is 6-1-2 in his nine starts.
In his past three games, Paddock went 3-0-0, while giving up just four goals on 69 shots, earning one shutout and posting a .951 save percentage in the process.
Paddock picked up a 17-save shutout on Wednesday against the Victoria Royals, before turning aside 18 of 19 shots in a 4-1 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes two days later. He then stopped 30 of 33 shots in a 4-3 win over Medicine Hat.
This is the second time that Paddock has been recognized as the WHL’s Goaltender of the Week, as he earlier won the award in late December for his efforts with Regina during the week of December 23-29.