{“I’m very fortunate to be the No.1 goalie here this year, but I still have to earn my spot, earn my games and I think that comes with practice and having good practice habits,” Jarry said.

“That’s been my main focus this year: hard work in practice and attention to detail in practice, and I believe that’s where my success has come from.”}

 

Looking back, maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that Tristan Jarry didn’t get off to a great start with the Edmonton Oil Kings early this season. In addition to being his first year as a No.1 goaltender in the Western Hockey League, the 18-year-old was coming off a whirlwind summer that saw him picked 44th in the NHL Draft and signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Pittsburgh Penguins, who not only invited him to rookie camp, but also kept him around for main training camp. So coming back to junior was an adjustment, one he’s clearly made now. Jarry was named the Vaughn Canadian Hockey League Goalie of the Week Tuesday after going 2-1-0 last week with two shutout wins, a 0.67 goals-against average and .977 save percentage. The Vancouver-area native followed that up by being selected Wednesday to represent the WHL against Russia in the Subway Super Series later this month. If some found it tough to see this coming after three wins in his first eight games, a goals-against over four and a save percentage of .856, maybe they weren’t giving enough consideration to the adjustments Jarry faced coming back from Penguins camp. “Basically going from having some of the top shooters in the world, like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang shooting on you, and then you come down and it’s a little bit different speed and a little different with the plays and how the players think, so it was a little bit of a transition for me and I had to settle in coming back to the Oil Kings,” Jarry told InGoal Magazine late Wednesday night, refusing to offer any excuses until pushed on that transition. “But it was a great challenge to see what I could do.” It’s not the only challenge Jarry has faced this season, his first as the Oil Kings undisputed No.1 after backing up Laurent Brossoit the last two seasons. For the full article by InGoal Magazine by Kevin Woodley Click Here.