The Western Hockey League announced today that Spokane Chiefs goaltender Lukáš Parik has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 15, 2020. Parik made 36 saves and scored a goal in the Chiefs’ 3-0 blanking of the Kamloops Blazers on Tuesday, March 10.
Parik, who was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the third round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, became the ninth goalie in WHL history and first Chief to score a goal. He is the first to score a goal and record a shutout in the same game.
Parik withstood an 18-shot barrage from the B.C. Division champion Blazers before the Chiefs settled in and leveled the ice, allowing seven shots in the second and 11 in the third. The shutout was the first of his WHL career. Prior to Tuesday, Parik had allowed just one goal on seven different occasions and posted a save percentage over .940 eight times.
Despite missing time with the Chiefs while away at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship and due to injury, the Neratovice, Czech Republic native piled up 22 wins for Spokane prior to the play stoppage, posting a 22-7-2-0 record. He had won seven in a row, boasting a 2.73 GAA and .917 SV% for the year.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week
March 9 – March 15: Lukáš Parik, Spokane Chiefs
March 2 – March 8: Liam Hughes, Winnipeg ICE
February 24 – March 1: Mads Søgaard, Medicine Hat Tigers
February 17 – February 23: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
February 10 – February 16: Max Paddock, Prince Albert Raiders
February 3 – February 9: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
January 27 – February 2: Max Paddock, Prince Albert Raiders
January 20 – January 26: Taylor Gauthier, Prince George Cougars
January 13 – January 19: Jiri Patera, Brandon Wheat Kings
January 6 – January 12: Shane Farkas, Victoria Royals
December 30 – January 5: Jiri Patera, Brandon Wheat Kings
December 23 – December 29: Max Paddock, Regina Pats
December 9 – December 15: Sebastian Cossa, Edmonton Oil Kings
December 2 – December 8: Shane Farkas, Victoria Royals
November 25 – December 1: Roman Basran, Kelowna Rockets
November 18 – November 24: Roman Basran, Kelowna Rockets
November 11 – November 17: David Tendeck, Vancouver Giants
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