The Western Hockey League has named both its Player and Goaltender of the Week for the the past week of play. Of the total 650 players within the Western League, the two recipients selected both just so happen to be Manitoba products.
Exceptionally deserving of the weekly recognition is forward Seth Jarvis and goaltender Max Paddock – Both of whom are repeat winners this season, as Jarvis also won Player of the Week on both January 12 and 26, while Paddock earned Goaltender of the Week accolades on December 29 and February 2.
Jarvis, 18, put together another stellar week of late-season play for the Portland Winterhawks, collecting three goals and nine points in three games last week. The projected Top-10 2020 NHL Entry Draft selection scored two goals and three points in his first game of the week, before adding one point in game No. 2, before exploding for a five-point night against Moose Jaw.
The Winnipegger now sits second in WHL scoring with 36 goals and 85 points in just 51 games. Along with the league recognition, Jarvis was also named to the Canadian Hockey League’s Team of the Week. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound forward was earlier named the WHL’s Player of the Month for January.
Paddock, 19, has won his past four games for the Raiders, and is sitting on a 1.48 goals against average and .942 save percentage since arriving in Prince Albert, following a mid-season trade that saw him dealt from the Regina Pats. The Brandon product earned his third league recognition following a week that officially saw him go 2-0-0, despite having turned aside 198 of the past 210 shots he faced, dating back to January 29.
The third year WHL veteran backstop put up a 0.50 goals against average, while posting a .975 save percentage and one shutout this past week. After turning aside 34 of 36 shots in a loss to Lethbridge, Paddock rebounded with a 13-save shutout against Swift Current last week, before stopping 26 o 27 shots in a win over Brandon. This week, he has already picked up two victories against the Pats and Wheat Kings, allowing just three goals on 37 total shots.