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Giants' Miner Named Eli Wilson Goaltending WHL Goaltender of the Week

November 11, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) News Release

Calgary, Alta. - The Western Hockey League announced today that Colorado Avalanche prospect Trent Miner of the Vancouver Giants has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 10, 2019.

In two games this weekend, Miner sported a 1-0-0-1 record, 0.96 goals-against average, and stopped 53 of 55 shots for a 0.964 save percentage as the Giants split a home-and-home set against the Portland Winterhawks. With the three-point weekend, the Giants have now moved into second place in the B.C. Division.

Friday, Miner delivered a near-perfect effort, stopping 26 of 27 shots in a 3-1 win on home ice against the Winterhawks. The 6-foot-1, 179-pound product of Brandon, Man. stopped nine shots in the first, 11 in the second, and six shots in the third as the Giants never trailed. Miner was named the first star of Friday's game.

On Saturday, the Giants never trailed with Miner in net, but fell in an epic nine-round shootout to the Winterhawks to lose by a 2-1 score. Miner stopped six shots in the first, 13 in the second, five in the third, and three more in overtime. In the shootout, Miner allowed three goals on the nine opportunities by Portland. Miner was still named the second star of the game for his efforts.

Miner was originally chosen with the 20th-overall selection of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. The 18-year-old goaltender is in the midst of his third season with the Giants, sporting a 5-4-1-1 record, 2.50 GAA, and a 0.911 SV% in 11 games.

Overall, he's appeared in 52 WHL regular season games, maintaining a 32-13-2-2 record, 2.44 GAA, 0.913 SV%, and three shutouts. Miner has also appeared in nine WHL playoff games, posting a 5-4-0-0 record, 2.91 GAA, 0.891 SV%, and one shutout.

The Giants return to action on Saturday, November 16 (7:00 p.m. PT) when they play host to the Prince George Cougars.

WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week

November 4 - November 10: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants

October 28 - November 3: Joel Hofer, Portland Winterhawks

October 21 - October 27: Shane Farkas, Victoria Royals

October 14 - October 20: Dylan Garand, Kamloops Blazers

October 7 - October 13: Joel Hofer, Portland Winterhawks

September 30 - October 6: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels

September 23 - September 29: Beck Warm, Tri-City Americans

September 20 - September 22: Roddy Ross, Seattle Thunderbirds

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