Edmonton Oilers goaltending prospect, Stuart Skinner, extended his season with the Swift Current Broncos by winning the WHL Championship against the Everett Silvertips.
Skinner, a former third-round pick in 2017 (78th overall), was acquired from Lethbridge at the 2018 WHL trade deadline and backstopped the Swift Current Broncos to a WHL Championship win on Sunday night. Skinner put down his sixth shutout of the playoffs, which was a league-best among WHL goaltenders. His 31-saves paved the way for the Broncos to close out the finals with a 3-0 win over the Everett Silvertips.
This league championship will extend Swift Current’s season and send them to the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup, where they will go up against the Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL), the Acadie-Bathurst Titans (QMJHL), and the host Regina Pats (WHL). The Broncos first game will be against Acadie-Bathurst on May 19th with the tournament opener on Friday, May 18th.
Skinner spoke about the win after the game:
— The WHL (@TheWHL) May 14, 2018
SKINNER’S WHL STATS
|2017-18||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||25||1||1433||64||2||2||2.68||16||6||1||680||0.914|
|2017-18p||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||26||2||1609||59||4||6||2.20||16||8||811||0.932|