Broncos’ Papirny named WHL Goaltender of the Week

WHL Network

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Swift Current Broncos goaltender Jordan Papirny has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending April 9, 2017.

The 21-year-old Papirny went 2-1 with a 2.47 goals-against average, .940 save percentage and 126 saves as the Swift Current Broncos collected a Game 7 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors to advance to the second round of the WHL Playoffs, where they’ve since split the opening two games of their best-of-seven series with the Regina Pats.

On Monday, April 3 at Moose Jaw, Papirny turned aside 39 of the 41 shots he faced, earning first-star honours as he helped backstop the Broncos to a 3-2 win in Game 7. On Thursday, April 6, in Game 1 of his club’s second-round series at Regina, Papirny stopped 53 of the 54 shots sent his way and was named first star as the Broncos collected a 2-1 overtime win. Finally, on Friday, April 7, Papirny kicked out 34 of the 39 shots he was tested with in a 6-2 loss at Regina.

To this point in the 2017 WHL Playoffs, Papirny is 5-4 with a 2.18 GAA. He ranks second in SV% (.944), T-3rd in wins (five) and T-2nd in shutouts (one).

Papirny, who is in his final WHL campaign, went 21-18-1-2 with a 3.21 GAA and .907 SV% through 43 regular season appearances split between the Brandon Wheat Kings and Swift Current Broncos. He was acquired by the Broncos at the WHL Trade Deadline.




The 6-foot-1, 171-pound product of Edmonton, Alta., has gone 119-60-13-9 with a 2.93 GAA, .907 SV% and 12 shutouts in 205 career WHL regular season appearances.

In 58 career WHL post-season contests, Papirny is 38-20 with a 2.76 GAA, .917 SV% and two shutouts, highlighted by winning the 2016 Ed Chynoweth Cup as a member of the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Papirny and the Broncos will look to utilize home ice as they host Games 3 and 4 in their best-of-seven series with the Regina Pats tonight and Tuesday, April 11, respectively, at the Credit Union i-Plex in Swift Current.

WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Sept. 23 – Sept. 25: Travis Child, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Nick Schneider, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell, Saskatoon Blades
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Michael Herringer, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30 – Payton Lee, Kootenay ICE
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Dylan Ferguson, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Ty Edmonds, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Griffen Outhouse, Victoria Royals
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Rylan Parenteau, Tri-City Americans
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Rylan Toth, Seattle Thunderbirds
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Stuart Skinner, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Brodan Salmond, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 20 – Feb. 27: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 28 – March 5: Michael Herringer, Kelowna Rockets
March 6 – March 12: Tyler Brown, Regina Pats
March 13 – March 19: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
March 20 – March 27: Michael Herringer, Kelowna Rockets
March 28 – April 2: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
April 3 – April 9: Jordan Papirny, Swift Current Broncos

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