Very little rubber found its way past Kelowna Rockets’ netminder Jackson Whistle in his team’s last two WHL games.
As a result, the 19-year-old West Kelowna product has been named the Canadian Hockey League’s goaltender of the week.
Whistle posted a 2-0-0 record with a 0.50 goals against average and save percentage of 98.1 for the week ending Oct. 26.
Whistle made 53 saves in two games for the WHL’s top-ranked Rockets who improved their record to 12-1-0-0. Whistle earned his second shutout of the season last Wednesday night stopping all 22 shots he faced as third star of a 4-0 win over the visiting Tri-City Americans.
He then earned first star honours on Saturday with 31 saves as part of a 6-1 win over the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings.
Whistle is playing in his fourth WHL season and third with the Rockets. So far this season he carries an 11-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.26 and save percentage of .916 with two shutouts.
Whistle and the Rockets are on the road this week, playing two games in Portland on Thursday and Saturday.
With head coach Dan Lambert headed for Ontario to coach Canada’s Team Red at the World Under 17 Challenge, assistants Kris Mallette and Travis Crickard will guide the Rockets over the next six games.