Following the first weekend of the 2018-19 WHL season, Lantzville’s Dylan Ferguson has been recognized for his netminding efforts.
Ferguson backstopped the Kamloops Blazers to back-to-back wins over division rival Kelowna Friday and Saturday, as he stopped 64 of 66 shots faced from the Rockets.
The Vegas Golden Knights’ prospect handled 25 of 26 shots Friday night in a 4-1 Blazers’ victory that ended the team’s nine-game losing streak to the Rockets.
The next night was a busier one in Kelowna for Ferguson, who stopped 39 of 40 shots in a 3-1 Kamloops’ victory.
Ferguson, who turned 20-years-old last Thursday, earned first-star honours Saturday night.
Last season, Ferguson made his NHL debut November 14 with the Golden Knights when he came on in relief in the third period of a game against the Oilers in Edmonton.
Ferguson was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 2017 NHL Draft, but was traded to the Knights soon after and signed a three-year entry-level contract with Vegas last September.
Ferguson will be coming back to Vancouver Island this weekend as the Blazers pay a visit to Victoria for back-to-back games with the Royals Friday and Saturday.