According to the Tri-City Americans, Goaltender Evan Sarthou has chosen to retire from the WHL, but his reasons are pretty good.

GM and Governor Bob Tory said Wednesday Sarthou has chosen to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities.

During his four years in net, Sarthou played 129 games, with a 3.46 goals against average, a .895 save percentage, and 9 shutouts.

The 9 shutouts put him at the top of the Americans long and illustrious list of goaltenders who've played in the WHL. His 7 shutouts in one season is a team record.

His departure leaves Beck Warm as the only returning netminder with any experience. Warm, who is 18, started 10 games for Tri-Cities, going 3-5 with a 3.40 goals against average.