Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Saskatoon Blades netminder Nolan Maier has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 24, 2021.
Maier, a 20-year-old product of Yorkton, Sask., posted back-to-back wins for the Blades against the Regina Pats, recording a 1.50 goals-against average and 0.955 save percentage over 120 minutes of action.
On Friday, October 22, Maier turned aside 37 shots, helping the Blades to a 5-2 victory on the road in Regina. He was named the game’s first star.
Two nights later, the 6-foot-0, 172-pound netminder stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 4-1 triumph over the Pats, earning second star honours in the process.
Maier was originally selected by the Saskatoon Blades in the second round (25th overall) of the 2016 WHL Draft, and since that time has proceeded to set Saskatoon’s franchise mark in victories with 96. In 163 career WHL regular season games, all with the Blades, Maier holds a 96-50-10-5 record to go along with a 2.90 goals-against average, 0.904 save percentage, and 10 shutouts.
The Blades next hit the ice Wednesday, October 27 when they play host to the Moose Jaw Warriors (7:00 p.m. MT, SaskTel Centre).
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.