By Carter Brooks

Photos courtesy of the Edmonton Oil Kings

Winnipegger Dylan Myskiw very well might be the Western Hockey League's hottest player.

The Edmonton Oil Kings' 20-year-old netminder has just earned his second consecutive Goaltender of the Week award, en route to helping guide his teammates to a date with the Prince Albert Raiders in the WHL's best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final. On top of the league award, Myskiw was also recognized as a nominee for the Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Week following his recent performance.

While tending the net for the Oil Kings, Myskiw has been near-perfect as of late, stopping 88 of the last 92 shots he's faced dating back to April 6th. He is 4-0-0 in his last four games and 5-2-0 in the 2019 postseason. This past week the former Brandon Wheat King put up an incredible 0.49 goals against average and a .977 save percentage while stopping 42 of 43 shots faced in his two victories over the Calgary Hitmen.

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Since beginning his career with the Victoria Royals, Myskiw has seen his game steadily improve, culminating with the 2018-19 season in Edmonton, as the 6-foot-1, 175-pound backstop completed the regular season with a 2.53 goals against average and a .914 save percentage while posting a 28-11-3 record for the Oil Kings.

 

Myskiw's biggest test will begin Friday as he and his teammates roll into Prince Albert for the Eastern Conference Final against the league-best Raiders. The Oil Kings were 1-2-1 against Prince Albert this past season. Game one goes 8:00 PM central on Friday, while the second game will be the following day, also at 8:00 PM.

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Author: Carter Brooks
Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, coaching hockey is his favourite pastime. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com
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