(Medicine Hat, AB) — The Western Hockey League announced today that Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Mads Søgaard has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 1, 2020.
Over 120 minutes of action, the Ottawa Senators prospect posted a 2-0-0-0 record, 1.00 goals-against average, stopped 36 of 38 shots for a 0.947 save percentage, and recorded one shutout. The pair of wins kept the Tigers in the thick of the Central Division race with a 37-19-2-1 record through 59 games, giving them 77 points.
Friday, Søgaard made 18 saves on 20 shots in an 8-2 victory on the road against the Regina Pats. Søgaard made four saves in the first, seven in the second, and nine in the third to tend to the crease throughout the contest. Hosting the Pats at the Canalta Centre Saturday, Søgaard posted an 18-save shutout in a 2-0 win over the Pats. The 19-year-old goaltender made nine saves in the first, faced zero shots in the second, and added nine more stops in the third. Søgaard was named the third star of the game for his performance.
The 6-foot-7, 200-pound product of Aalborg, Denmark has continued his solid play between the pipes for the Tigers this season, posting a 19-13-1-1 record, 2.62 GAA, 0.903 SV%, and four shutouts in 35 games. At the 2019 NHL Draft, the Senators chose Søgaard in the second round, 37th overall.
Originally selected 32nd overall by the Tigers in the 2018 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft, Søgaard has appeared in 72 WHL regular season games with Medicine Hat. Over that span, Søgaard has compiled a 38-21-3-3 record, 2.63 GAA, 0.913 SV%, and seven shutouts. His seven shutouts are tied for fourth all-time in franchise history. Søgaard has also appeared in six WHL playoff games, posting a 2-3-1-0 record, 3.16 GAA, 0.919 SV%, and one shutout.