Rockets’ Basran named WHL goaltender of the week

The award comes after Basran went 2-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average for the week ending Nov. 24

Kelowna Rockets goaltender Roman Basran has been on fire of late and today the Western Hockey League announced Basran as the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Nov. 24, 2019.

In 120 minutes of action this week, Basran posted a 2-0-0-0 record while maintaining a 1.00 goals-against average, stopping 50 of 52 shots for a save percentage of 0.962. Overall, the Rockets went 3-0-0-0 on the week to improve to 13-8-1-1 on the season, seating second in the B.C. Division.

READ MORE: Rockets defeat Americans, extend win streak to four

Wednesday on home ice, Basran stopped 26 of 27 shots ina 4-1 win against the Victoria Royals. Basran stopped all five shots in the first and 12 more in the second before allowing a single goal on 10 shots in the third period. Basran was named the third star of the game for his performance.

Basran returned to the crease in Tri-City against the Americans on Saturday and turned aside 24 of 25 shots to claim a 201 victory. Basran stopped five of six shots in the first, then shut the door the rest of the way, turning aside al 19 shots through the final 40 minutes of regulation.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Vancouver, B.C. native was selected by the Rockets in the third round, 64th overall, of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. This season, Basran has appeared in 18 games, posting a 10-5-1-1 record, 2.68 GAA and 0.913 SV%. For his 80-game WHL regular-season career, Basran has compiled a 36-27-4-2 record, 2.73 GAA, 0.910 SV% and three shutouts.

Basran and the Rockets open up a two-game homestand when they welcome the Edmonton Oil Kings to Prospera Place on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7:05 p.m.

READ MORE:Stars on Ice come to Kelowna in 2020


@Niftymittens14
daniel.taylor@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

More childcare spaces coming for Kelowna families

The provincial government stated that additional funding will create 68 more spaces in the Okanagan

Rockets grab win over reigning league champs in first game of road trip

Kelowna beat the Prince Albert Raiders 2-1 Friday night, take on Saskatoon Saturday

GoFundMe started for Kelowna family who lost pet, home in Rutland fire

A fire tore through a Rutland four-plex in the morning on Dec. 6

Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot

38-year-old Brian Richard Harbison is facing several charges

City of Kelowna urges people to donate to non-profits instead of directly to homeless

The new homeless camp on Recreation Avenue isn’t equipped to handle donations

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT

Roussel, Leivo tally two apiece for Vancouver

‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria

Several athletes were sent home, quarantined on the ferry

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

Healing with honesty: Justice served 40 years later

Revelstoke senior gets house arrest for sexually assaulting stepdaughter

WorkSafe BC to investigate explosion at Princeton facility

Explosion at Envirogreen waste reclamation plant occurred Nov. 27

Doors open to Vernon’s first refill store

Vernon’s Refill Store may be answer to plastics problem

Okanagan RCMP not toying around when it comes to impaired drivers

Saturday, Dec. 7 is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day

Most Read