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Posted: January 4, 2022

Fernie’s Tyler Palmer co-goalie of the week in WHL

The Western Hockey League (WHL) announced today that Victoria Royals goaltenders Tyler Palmer and Campbell Arnold have been named WHL Goaltenders of the Week for the week ending January 2.

Fernie resident Palmer set a Royals’ franchise record Wednesday, December 29, parrying aside 50 shots in a 3-0 shutout win against the Giants. His 50 saves are the most ever recorded by a Victoria goaltender in a shutout performance.

Palmer was originally signed by the Royals in August of 2021. Since making his WHL debut October 2, he has compiled a 7-8-2-0 record, 3.17 goals-against average, .919 save percentage and one shutout.

The 18-year-old then stopped 39 more pucks Saturday, January 1 in a setback at Kelowna.

Arnold won two games with a 2.00 goals-against average and .949 save percentage this past week.

Arnold, who celebrated his 20th birthday this past Sunday, stopped 39 of 40 shots Monday, December 27 as the Royals posted a 3-1 road win against the Vancouver Giants. The product of Nanaimo, then made 35 more saves Thursday, December 30 as Victoria bested Vancouver 7-3.

Palmer, Arnold and their Victoria Royals teammates are slated to return to action Friday, January 7 when they begin a two-game road series against the Prince George Cougars (7 p.m. PT, CN Centre).

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