After being named the first star in each of the Swift Current Broncos’ first two games of the season, Winnipeg product Isaac Poulter was recognized by the Western Hockey League as the Goaltender of the Week.
The 20-year-old netminder put up a perfect 2-0-0 record, a shutout, a .961 save percentage and a tidy 1.00 goals against average in his season opening mini-series against the Medicine Hat Tigers this past weekend.
Turning aside all 20 of the shots he faced on Friday, Poulter helped his Broncos teammates to a 2-0 victory at home over the Tigers, which included slamming the door on four separate power play opportunities for the visitors. Poulter’s shutout was the first by a Swift Current netminder since fellow Winnipegger Joel Hofer, who did so back in January of 2019.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound backstop rode the wave to Medicine Hat where he allowed two goals while making 29 stops in a 3-2 road victory the following night. Although outshot in the game, Swift Current relied on three first period tallies to take the second-straight win over the Tigers in as many nights.
Drafted 112th overall by Swift Current in the sixth round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, Poulter has now suited up in 90 career WHL games. Although situated on a team hard-pressed for wins, the former RINK Hockey Academy star does own a career save percentage of .893, to go alongside his 17 wins.
Poulter and the Broncos are back in the saddle on Tuesday night, as the Red Deer Rebels roll into town for an 8:00 PM central clash.