Chase Coward, who started a handful of games for the Red Deer Rebels, will battle Connor Ungar for the starting nod this season. The Rebels play their home opener on Oct. 2 at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Red Deer Rebels)

Red Deer Rebels’ Chase Coward named WHL goalie of the week

Red Deer Rebels goaltender Chase Coward has been recognized for a great weekend between the pipes.

On Monday, Coward was named Western Hockey League Goaltender of the Week, for the week ending March 27.

The 19-year-old won both of the games he played this past week, recording a 1.00 goals-against average, .944 save percentage and one shutout, as Red Deer racked up home-ice victories over the Medicine Hat Tigers and Swift Current Broncos.

The Swift Current, Sask., product stopped all 13 shots he faced Friday as the Rebels upended the Tigers 3-0. He followed that performance by turning aside 21 shots against his hometown Broncos in a 6-2 Red Deer victory the following night.

In 37 career WHL regular season games, all with Red Deer, he holds a 21-10-1-2 record, a 2.53 goals-against average, .907 save percentage and two shutouts.

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