WHL Press Release
Calgary – The Greyhound WHL Player of the Week is goaltender Dustin Slade of the Vancouver Giants. Slade earned player of the week honours by recording a 0.00 goals against average, 1.000 save percentage, 60 saves and back-to-back shutout road wins. Slade helped Vancouver eliminate the Everett Silvertips in four straight games of the WHL KALTIRE Western Conference Championship series and was named the WHL KALTIRE MVP of the series.
On Tuesday, April 25th, Slade recorded 32 saves a 5-0 shutout road win in Game 3 of the best-of-seven WHL KALTIRE Western Conference Championship series against the Everett Silvertips.
On Thursday, April 27th, Slade made 28 saves in a 5-0 shutout road win in Game 4 to eliminate the Silvertips and advance the Giants to the WHL Championship series for the first time in franchise history.
Slade, a 1986 born native of Penticton, British Columbia is a free agent.
Honourable mention goes to Joey Perricone of the Moose Jaw Warriors, who was named the MVP of the WHL MNP Eastern Conference Championship series.
GREYHOUND COURIER EXPRESS is the OFFICIAL COURIER of the WHL.
2006 WHL Playoffs
Mar 24 – Mar 26: Daine Todd, Medicine Hat Tigers
Mar 27 – Apr 2: Gilbert Brule, Vancouver Giants
Apr 3 – Apr 9: Peter Mueller, Everett Silvertips
Apr 10 – 16: Leland Irving, Everett Silvertips
Apr 17 – Apr 23: Joey Perricone, Moose Jaw Warriors
Apr 24 – Apr 30: Dustin Slade, Vancouver Giants