Dea Named WHL Goaltender of the Week
KENNEWICK, WA –The Western Hockey League announced today that Tri-City Americans goaltender Patrick Dea has been named The WHL’s Goaltender of the Week and nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week ending April 8th.
Dea, an overage goaltender from St. Albert, AB, recorded a pair of wins, a 0.50 goals-against-average and stopped 52 of 53 shots, good for a .981 save percentage. He shutout the Victoria Royals 7-0 on Friday night, making 27 saves in the process. It was his second shutout of the Playoffs. The Americans lead the Royals 2-0 in the WHL West best-of-seven semi-final series.
Saturday, Dea made 25 saves on the way to a 4-1 win over the Royals in Game two 2018 WHL Playoff series. He was named the games third star in the process.
Through six games in the 2018 WHL Playoffs, Dea sports a 5-0 record, with a 2.33 G.A.A. and a .919 save percentage. He ranks second overall in G.A.A. third in save percentage, tied for second in wins and tied for first in shutouts with two.
Originally selected by the Edmonton Oil Kings in the first round, 22nd overall in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Dea has appeared in 170 WHL regular season games and has a career mark of 70-69-13-2, 3.29 G.A.A. and a save percentage of .897 and has four career shutouts.
This is the second time Dea has earned WHL Goaltender of the Week honors, as he collected the accolades for the week of March 18th. He also earned the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week during that span.
The Americans return home to Toyota Center for Game Three of the series on Tuesday, April 10th at 7:05 pm. It’s a Ranch and Home 2 fer’ Tuesday. All tickets are two for one with a coupon from one of the three Ranch and Home locations in Kennewick, Pasco and Milton-Freewater. These are redeemable at the box office open today from 10 am until 5 pm and Tuesday from 10 am up through game time.
Game Four Is Wednesday, April 11th at 7:05 pm. It’s a Fred Meyer Rewards Card Night. Show your Fred Meyer Rewards Card at the Toyota Center box office and you can purchase up to four tickets for $5 off adult ticket prices and $3 for youth and students.