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Cougars' Taylor Gauthier earns WHL Goaltender of the Week honours

17-year-old recorded two shutouts in four games to start 2019
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Taylor Gauthier makes a glove save during the Cougars' Country Night game against the Kelowna Rockets (via Prince George Cougars & James Doyle Photography)

It's been a stellar start between the pipes for the Prince George Cougars in 2019.

Taylor Gauthier has been named as the WHL's Goaltender of the Week after backstopping the Cats to three wins in their first four games (3-1) of the new year.

In the same span, the 17-year-old posted a 1.26 goals-against-average (GAA) and a 0.951 save-percentage (SV%), while earning his second and third career WHL shutouts. 

Gauthier stopped 36 shots in PG's 1-0 win in Tri-City on Jan. 8th, and 20 saves on Saturday night in his team's 4-0 win over the Kelowna Rockets at the CN Centre.

The Calgary native will play in the 2019 NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 23rd in Red Deer, Alberta, competing for 'Team Cherry.'

The Prince George Cougars continue their six-game homestand on Wednesday, 7 p.m. against the league-leading Prince Albert Raiders.