Carl Tetachuk named WHL Rookie of Month

By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
February 28, 2019 - 12:46pm

LETHBRIDGE, AB – The Western Hockey League has announced Lethbridge Hurricanes starting goaltender Carl Tetachuk has been named WHL Rookie of the Month for February 2019.

Tetachuk posted a 7-3-1-1 record to go along with a 2.83 goals-against average and stopped 332 of 365 shots for a .910 save percentage over that time. 

Tetachuk also earned his first career WHL shutout on Feb. 23, when he stopped all 35 shots he faced from the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Another notable game in February for Tetachuk saw him backstop the Hurricanes to a 2-1 shootout victory after stopping 29 of 30 shots from the Regina Pats on Feb. 5. 

Then in Kootenay on Feb. 18, Tetachuk was strong again after stepping in for the last 37 minutes of the game to lead the Hurricanes to a 5-2 win, stopping all 22 shots that came his way.

Making a successful start in his rookie season of the WHL, Tetachuk has posted an 18-9-1-1 record in 31 games as a rookie, accompanied by a 3.10 GAA, a .902 SV% and one shutout.

Last season, the 2001-born, 6-foot, 170-pound goaltender played for the Lethbridge Midget AAA Hurricanes in the Alberta Major Hockey League (AMHL) where he appeared in 18 games, maintaining a 1.81 GAA and .919 SV%.

During his time with the Midget AAA Hurricanes, Tetachuk was an AMHL Champion, made the AMHL First All-Star Team list and was nominated as the AMHL’s Top Goaltender award with the best GAA of 1.81 in the league. 

After going undrafted in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, these stats and records put Tetachuk on Lethbridge’s radar and eventually their roster as he signed to a WHL Standard Player Agreement on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

 

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