Fernie’s Tyler Palmer WHL Goaltender of the Week
The Western Hockey League (WHL) announced today that Victoria Royals goaltender Tyler Palmer has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 27.
The 18-year-old from Fernie posted a 2-0-0-0 record this past week along with a 1.00 goals-against average, .969 save percentage and one shutout.
He started his week by recording a shutout Monday, February 21, stopping all 35 shots he faced in a 3-0 road victory over the Vancouver Giants. Palmer earned first-star honours for his efforts.
The 5-foot-11, 194-pound netminder then turned aside 28 of 30 shots Saturday, February 26 in a 4-2 victory over the Giants, improving his record against Vancouver to 6-0-0-0 during the 2021-22 season.
Palmer was originally signed by the Royals in August of 2021 and made 40 saves in his WHL debut on October 2 of last year. In 31 career WHL regular season appearances with Victoria, he holds a 10-16-2-0 record, a 3.65 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and two shutouts.
Palmer and the Victoria Royals are scheduled to return to action Friday, March 4 when they open a two-game weekend road trip against the Kelowna Rockets (7:05 p.m. PT, Prospera Place).
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