Hofer stopped 33 of 37 shots to help WHL Portland to a 9-4 win over Regina on Tuesday. Hofer, who was recently named Best Goaltender at the 2020 World Junior Championship in helping Canada win the gold medal, has now allowed 11 goals in three games since returning to Portland. Expect the 2018 fourth-rounder (107th overall) to find his game in short order for the Winterhawks. Overall, Hofer has a 22-4-0 record to go along with a 2.00 GAA and .932 save percentage this season.
Hofer was named Best Goaltender and tournament all-star at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, reports the official IIHF site. Hofer assumed the starter's reins for Team Canada partway through the tourney and never looked back en route to a gold-medal win Sunday. He put up five wins, including one by shutout, and boasted a .932 save percentage and 1.60 GAA. Hofer will return to the Western Hockey League, where he bricks up the net for the Portland Winterhawks. There, he sports a 20-4-2 record with gaudy numbers -- 1.81 GAA and .937 save percentage.
Hofer made the final round of cuts for Team Canada and will play in the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. The Blues selected Hofer in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, and his development is on track to make an impact at the NHL level in the future. Hofer has been spectacular with the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL this year, registering a .937 save percentage -- the best in the league -- and 1.81 GAA en route to a 20-4-2 record. The 19-year-old will now get a chance to showcase on an international stage.
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