During his time with the Kelowna Rockets, Torrie Jung may have been considered a bit of an unknown.
Since he's arrived in Edmonton, however, he's proving to be anything but.
Yesterday, Jung was recognized as the Canadian Hockey League goaltender of the week after posting a 2-0 record, with a 1.50 GAA, .929 SV% and one shutout. It's the first time an Oil Kings goaltender has won the award, and it's also the first time for Jung.
"The individual recognition is nice, but if you look at the last four games, we haven't given up many shots," said Jung yesterday prior to taking on the Medicine Hat Tigers.
"They made my job easy."
Jung was given a night off yesterday as Cam Lanigan got the call and it wasn't pretty for Edmonton.
Travis Dunstall scored twice as the Tigers extended their dominance over the Oil Kings with a 7-2 rout.
Goals by Dunstall, Jace Coyle, Tyler Ennis, Matt McCue gave the Medicine Hat a 4-0 lead by the midway point of the second period.
Dunstall, Linden Vey and Tristan King added third-period goals for the Tigers (17-8-2-3), who improved to 13-0 all-time against Edmonton.
Brett Breitkreuz and Rhett Rachinski replied for the Oil Kings (13-15-1-3).
Jung's season began as a bit of a nightmare, but now the 19-year-old draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning is living a dream.
He was sent home on the eve of the WHL season and was dealt from Kelowna, to Lethbridge, then to Edmonton all within the first month of the season.
Since then, he's done nothing but provide stability in goal for the Oil Kings.
"I was certainly looking forward to this year, I wanted to have a big year and when I was sent home, it was rough at first," said Jung, who's posted a 7-4-3 record with two shutouts with the Oil Kings.
"I feel I have a lot of things to prove, and it's nice that I got the opportunity."