Like any competent goaltender, Jordon Cooke has a penchant for stopping rubber.
Over a two-game stretch last week, the Kelowna Rockets’ stopper performed that duty as well as anyone in major junior hockey.
Cooke, 19, a native of Leduc, Alta., has been named the Canadian Hockey League’s goalie of the week ending Oct. 21.
Cooke posted a 2-0 record, including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .967.
He made 59 saves between the pipes for the Rockets in a pair of victories including a 32-save performance on Thursday where he recorded his second shutout of the season as first star of a 3-0 win over the Prince George Cougars.
He then made 27 saves on Saturday as second star of a 4-2 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Cooke is playing in his third WHL season with the Rockets. In 11 games so far this season he carries a 5-5-1-0 record with a goals-against-average of 3.19 and save percentage of .901.
Rocket Shots…The Rockets continue their Alberta road trip Friday night in Red Deer against the Rebels. Kelowna will visit Edmonton on Saturday and Calgary on Sunday…The Rockets next home action is Thursday, Nov.1 against the B.C. Division-leading Kamloops Blazers.